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United States Leads the Way Back to ME Peace Talks

Ken Bob

When President Barack Obama appointed former Senator George Mitchell as his special envoy to the Middle East on his second day in office in 2009, it naturally raised the expectations of supporters of active American involvement in helping bring a two state solution to fruition. In fact, at the time Ameinu joined with other Jewish and Arab American organizations pledging support for such steps. As we know now, little was accomplished in this area during the Senator’s two years in the …

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How the West Bank Settlements Can Bring About Peace


To judge by the Israeli public’s reaction t0 President Obama’s visit to that country, there may be a new opening to unfreeze Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  The President articulated as clearly as one could how, from a pro-Israel point of view, a Palestinian state is a necessity.  The arguments are anything but new: there is no example in today’s world of a democracy ruling over a population who are not citizens; the historic necessity of a majority Jewish state is in danger; and …

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Ameinu Supports President Obama’s Call for Security and Peace for Israel and Palestine

Ameinu, the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in North America, wishes to thank President Obama for his eloquent and powerful speech to young Israelis that he made in Jerusalem yesterday. “President Obama has proven once again that the United States’ commitment to Israel is unshakable,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “Given the public voice of support that was sounded, Ameinu calls upon the government of Israel to heed the President’s call to …

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The Gatekeepers and the Zionist Dream


In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Israeli documentary film director Dror Moreh called Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the worst enemy of Israel.” While Netanyahu has not lived up to his publicly stated commitment to a two-state solution, according to this film he is not considerably different than his predecessors. Moreh’s Academy Award nominated film, The Gatekeepers, featuring interviews with six former heads of Israel’s security services, the Shin Bet, …

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