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Labor’s Attention Turns Back to the Peace Process

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It seems as though in recent weeks, Israel’s Labor Party has returned its attention to the peace process. This is a good thing, because Shelly Yachimovich has an opportunity to push the issue and throw Labor’s weight behind real progress. Yachimovich has urged Benjamin Netanyahu to respond positively to the revised Arab Peace Initiative and, even more interesting, has met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss how to move forward. What’s more, she did so without …

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Ameinu Welcomes Labor Party’s Proposed Bill on Refugees

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Ameinu, the leading North American progressive Zionist membership organization, expresses its support for the bill, put forward last week in Israel’s Knesset by the Labor Party, which would require Israel to define the status of refugees and determine the number of refugees it can accept. “This law would be a positive first step for Israel to help the nearly 60,000 African migrants within its borders,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “For nearly a decade, Israel has …

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