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NY Times: Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Sounds Alarms on Israel’s Leaders

June 3, 2011

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“It’s not the Iranians or the Palestinians who are keeping Dagan awake at night but Israel’s leadership,” asserted Ari Shavit on the front page of Friday’s Haaretz newspaper. “He does not trust the judgment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak… He is afraid that Israel’s isolation will cause its leaders to […]

A Palestinian call to engage with the Jewish question

June 2, 2011

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via 972mag.com Photo: Future president of Israel Chaim Weizmann and Emir Faisal of Greater Syria, 1918.  “We could continue to stick with what are considered the foundations of our perceptions of the self or the Jewish other. We could go on and call Zionism and Israel a considerable variety of names. But what we must to do […]

U.S. Jews must support Obama’s Mideast vision – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

May 24, 2011

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“The large Jewish peace camp in the United States must support the president and reject political activists who have turned Israel’s fate into a ball on America’s domestic political court.” via haaretz.com

Mel and Miriam Alexenberg: An oral history of a Jewish-American-Israeli marriage – New York NY

May 10, 2011

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Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and I’d like to mark the day by sharing an oral-history from The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project of a couple of Jewish New Yorkers and artists who throughout their half-century marriage have alternated their residence between Israel and the United States. I interviewed Petach Tikvah, Israel residents Mel […]

ZEEK: Articles: “We Are Not Like Them”: Itamar Massacre Activates A Dangerous Israeli-Jewish Ethnocentrism

March 25, 2011

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Read Roi Ben Yehuda’s article on zeek.forward.com Roi Ben Yehuda demonstrates the rising racism expressed by mainstream Israeli authorities in the wake of the terrible Fogel tragedy. The quotations from Gilad Sharon are chilling and reminiscent of European racial anti-semitism from the previous century.

Amira Hass: The sanctity of the soaring Qassam – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

March 23, 2011

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The Hamas authorities once again forgot that the neighbor/occupier to its east is crazy. Fact: Over Shabbat, Hamas’ military wing fired more than 50 mortar shells at Israel. Or perhaps it didn’t forget: Perhaps it merely thought the Palestinian people in Gaza were ready for another high-tech Israeli onslaught, for another Israel Defense Forces video […]

Encountering Peace: Abbas, man of peace

March 21, 2011

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Check out this article I found at jpost.com Palestinians have agreed to concessions which make the two-state solution possible and desirable. With leaders like Abbas on the Palestinian side, it is criminally irresponsible not to end the conflict.

Tablet Magazine: Nuclear Options

February 22, 2011

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Mark Alan Stamaty [1] At some point in the near or not-distant future, the State of Israel will face the question of nuclear retaliation. Consider the following not unlikely scenario: A nuclear-armed nation, or nuclear-armed terrorists, detonate enough nuclear devices to destroy utterly the land of Israel and most of its people, rendering it uninhabitable. […]

Pining for the Friendly Pharaoh Or Why Mubarak’s Departure may yet be good for the Jews

February 14, 2011

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Read the article on mycorrectviewsoneverything.blogspot.com My cousin Sam Shube’s analogy with Turkey may be Egypt’s most realistic outcome and vision, one its people and neighbors should be able to live with. As in Turkey expect the Egyptian military to retain considerable influence behind the constitutional curtain.

Sitting At The Front Of The Bus | The Jewish Week

January 13, 2011

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Israel Religious Action Center launches ‘Freedom Rider’ campaign to ensure gender segregation not imposed on ‘kosher’ lines. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Michele Chabin Israel Correspondent Jerusalem — Gratified though they are by last week’s High Court decision to ban “mehadrin” buses that separate passengers by gender, Israeli activists fear that the companies that run these […]