Browsing All posts tagged under »israel/palestine«

The Wall: A Modern Fable | New York Journal of Books

July 23, 2013


My New York Journal of Books review of The Wall: A Modern Fable. For further notes on the novel see my examiner article.

A Palestinian call to engage with the Jewish question

June 2, 2011


via 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 […]

Encountering Peace: Abbas, man of peace

March 21, 2011


Check out this article I found at 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.

Peres Passes Peace Torch to Fayyad – by Marc Tracy Tablet Magazine – A New Read on Jewish Life

February 2, 2010


Peres Passes Peace Torch to Fayyad Calls Palestinian PM ‘Ben-Gurionist,’ dismisses one-state solution By Marc Tracy | 3:00 pm Feb 2, 2010 | Print | Email / Share Peres speaking at Herzliya today. CREDIT: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images At the Herzliya Conference, Israeli President Shimon Peres—86 years old, he is the last of the original Labor […]

Tonight: Rabbis for Human Rights and playwrights read from their plays

November 10, 2009


via The executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights will speak and answer questions followed by two playwrights reading from their politically engaged plays this evening in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. For details read my article.

Obama interviewed by Jewish Telegraphic Agency

April 16, 2008


Obama talks to JTA I endorse Edward Ordman’s comment below the article. Senator Obama is the candidate most likely to ensure that Israel remains both a Jewish and democratic county. Jewish Israelis will soon be a minority of the inhabitants of the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan river; if a Palestinian state […]