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Examine the different aspects of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, its history and pathways to peace.

Al-Walaja deserves a zoning plan, not home demolitions

By Kenneth Bob

I was standing upon a rooftop on a blustery cold Jerusalem day, between my hosts Ibrahim and Hassan (in photo) as they pointed out the homes throughout al-Walaja that are designated for demolition. They also called attention to a 5,000-year-old olive tree that is among the oldest in the world and serves as a centerpiece […]

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Israel’s Arab Citizens Condemn Terror Attacks

By TTN

The following is taken from an article by Afif Abu Much in the Internet news source on the Middle East, Al-Monitor: Two of Israel’s border police officers, Yazan Falah and Shirel Aboukaret [in photo], were killed March 27 in a shooting in downtown Hadera. The incident was Israel’s second terrorist attack in a week, after four […]

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Progressives need to ‘punch’ in 2 directions

By Ralph Seliger

Drawn in by a Haaretz alert about a lethal attack on Israelis in Beersheva, I found another story about a threat against Palestinian homes.  This is from the Haaretz article about the attack by an ISIS supporter who murdered four (pictured here) and injured two, including mothers of young children and a Chabad rabbi: Hamas and Islamic Jihad […]

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The Evil We Should Remember on Purim

By Ralph Seliger

I’m not especially religious, but I belong to a synagogue, and a virtual religious Jewish community during the pandemic.  Much of this post is drawn from my Dvar Torah (sermon) last Saturday.   The Sabbath before Purim is called Shabbat Zachor; zachor (also transliterated as “zakhor”) means “you shall remember.”  What we are to remember is to “blot […]

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Disturbing Increase in Settler Violence

By Ralph Seliger

On Sunday, Feb. 13th, the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism hosted a talk by Irwin Cotler, a retired law professor and former Canadian Member of Parliament, Justice Minister and Attorney General who remains active battling antisemitism.  Politically, he’s a stalwart of Canada’s Liberal party, basically a centrist who has represented clients […]

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Liberal Zionists on ‘Apartheid’ Report

By TTN

This is the statement issued by Ameinu, The Third Narrative’s sponsoring organization, regarding Amnesty International’s report: Amnesty International released a report entitled, “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity.” This report has received global attention and was rejected unequivocally by the governments of Israel and the United States for its […]

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Debating Zionism as ‘Settler-Colonialism’

By Ralph Seliger

On Dec. 20, 2021, Alan Johnson, editor of the British online journal, Fathom, debated Prof. Leila Farsakh (a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts-Boston) in a webinar hosted by Peter Beinart.  Despite Beinart’s public preference for one binational state in Israel/Palestine, he moderated the discussion fairly, as is his custom.    One of Johnson’s […]

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