Category Archives: Israel

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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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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