Category Archives: Israel

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN); the Anti-Semitism Controversy

 Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN); the Anti-Semitism Controversy By Ralph Seliger, Web Editor, The Third Narrative   Ameinu and its allies in The Third Narrative (TTN) have conducted an ongoing conversation regarding disturbing statements from Rep. Ilan Omar (D-Minnesota), which reminded …

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Travel to Israel with Ameinu Next Summer

Join Ameinu President Kenneth Bob as he leads the Ameinu Study Journey on June 30-July 5 for a “behind the headlines” experience with our partners and contacts in Israeli and Palestinian society. Meet with grassroots activists, politicians, military experts, business people and …

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Knesset’s Basic Law Huge Mistake

By Phyllis Bernstein First appeared in The New York Jewish Week https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/knessets-basic-law-huge-mistake/ Chèvre, Habibi, Friends: As someone involved in Israeli Arab issues of equality and shared society, I wake up every morning hoping that the passage of “Basic Law: Israel as …

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Truth is Not the Same Thing as Wisdom

No Need to Provoke Region Over Self-Evident Truth that Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital(New York, NY)  “President Trump’s assertion that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is a true statement, but unnecessarily risks violence for no tangible benefit,” said Kenneth Bob, …

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Remembering Rabin – His Legacy, Then and Now

By:  Miki Golod On November 4th, 2017, Israel commemorates 22 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yizchak Rabin. I was a 13-year-old when Rabin was murdered by Igal Amir, a right wing radical religious man.  For me it was …

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Progressive Visions for a Zionist Future

I am a Jew. I am a Zionist. I am a Feminist. I am a Socialist. I believe in the innate value of every human being.   These facets of my identity are not contradictory. They exist within me as …

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Reform Judaism’s True Mission at the Western Wall

Yudith Oppenheimer is Executive Director of Ir Amim. July 2, 2017 — The Israeli government’s disavowal of the Western Wall plan is a deplorable instance of the Israeli government yielding to forceful religious dictates – a decision harmful to broad groups …

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Ameinu and Ir Amim: Partners for Jerusalem’s Future

        Ameinu has recently launched a partnership with Ir Amim (“City of Nations”/“City of Peoples”), Israel’s longest standing NGO focusing on Jerusalem’s role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  Working directly with Ir Amim, as …

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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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