Category Archives: Israel

Should Israeli Jews enjoy privileged status?

The government of Israel has approved a first reading of the nation-state bill defining the country as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.” The basic law downgrades Arabic from being an official language to having “a special status in the …

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1967 War Could Have Led to Peace

Like millions of other Jews around the world, 50 years ago, I was gripped by trepidation for Israel’s survival as what came to be known as the Six Day War began. Soon, however, our fears turned to awe and jubilation …

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I’m Voting NO to BDS because it doesn’t actually help Palestine

I am pro-Palestinian. I 100 per cent believe that Palestinians have the right to self-determination and, most importantly, their dignity — which as of right now is unfortunately not always the case. I am also vehemently opposed to BDS. Now …

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The entry law bars too many Zionists

It’s my last year of undergraduate schooling in the United States, and my spring break starts March 17th, but I’ll spend vacation working. I’m going home to Israel, and while I will be enjoying the beaches and cafes and visiting …

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Resources on BDS Entry Ban Law

Note:  This page will be updated as new commentaries become available. Statements from Groups Opposing the the Law Habonim Dror North America National Council of Jewish Women Americans for Peace Now J Street New Israel Fund T’ruah American Jewish Committee …

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Israel Delegitimizes Itself with BDS Ban Law

On March 6, 2017 (updated on March 8) Ameinu released the following statement on the new Israeli law banning entry of foreigners who call for boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel or territories controlled by Israel (i.e., West Bank settlements): …

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Ameinu Engages Holocaust Scholars to Oppose Friedman

Among the many dangerous aspects of David Friedman’s record — that should disqualify him from being approved as U.S. Ambassador to Israel — is his glib trivialization of the Holocaust for personal and partisan benefit.  Ameinu worked with our network …

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Call Your Senators to Help Stop the Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

National Call-In Day Friedman is a Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism David Friedman’s confirmation hearing in the Senate is coming up later this week.  Please use the script below and call your Senator TODAY! Why …

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Did Golda Meir Miss Opportunities for Peace?

Recently I attended a program of Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Golda Meir, a presentation that concluded a four-part series led by Meir biographer Elinor Burkett.  The audience consisted mostly of oldsters who adored Golda for her folksiness and feistiness. I …

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Abstention by US on Israeli Settlement Resolution Reasonable Response

Ameinu Calls on Israel and Palestinians to Act to Promote Two-State Solution (New York, December 23, 2016) – Responding to news that the United States abstained on a UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlement activity, thereby allowing its passage, …

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