Contributor Archives: Joel Magid

About Joel Magid

Joel Magid, former world secretary of Habonim-Dror, lived for 25 years as a member of Kibbutz Be’eri, close to the Gaza border where one of the tunnels was discovered. His daughter and her family live on Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, just north of Gaza, and had to abandon their home during part of the hostilities.

Review of “Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

“Not in God’s Name:  Confronting Religious Violence” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Review & Commentary by Yoel Magid “The Encyclopedia of War” surveys over 1800 conflicts and finds that less than 10% had any religious component.   Stalin and Mao and …

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Posted in Book Talk, Letters From Leadership | 19 Comments

Bibi’s Choices

If Bibi really wants to correct some of the damage caused by his demagogic campaign statements, he should do the following, even while negotiating his new coalition.  None of these moves would contradict whatever policies he really believes, but these …

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International Humanitarian Solutions for Gaza and Israel

The best way to rebuild Gaza while answering Israel’s security needs would be to establish a joint UN-Egyptian international zone in the northern Sinai desert close to Gaza.  The zone would include a seaport, desalinization plants, solar farms, a hospital …

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Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it | 11 Comments