Category Archives: Seek Peace and Pursue it

Why Myers Should Stay

In commenting on the controversy surrounding Professor David Myers, the newly hired president and CEO of the Center for Jewish History (CJH), Gary Rosenblatt concluded that, “Unfortunately, in the current toxic political climate … it is normative behavior for those …

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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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Call Your Senators to Help Stop the Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

National Call-In Day Friedman is a Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism David Friedman’s confirmation hearing in the Senate is coming up later this week.  Please use the script below and call your Senator TODAY! Why …

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Why it no longer matters whether Jews are White

Almost a year ago, I was in Israel with strangers who quickly became friends, as Israel trips always go. We were sitting in our hotel room in Jerusam, and somehow the topic came up of whether we, a group of …

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How War Veterans Became ‘Combatants for Peace’

On the evening of Nov. 14, I attended a screening of the new documentary film, “Disturbing the Peace,” and a post-screening panel discussion.  It relates the story of a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace organization, Combatants for Peace, with interviews, dramatic reenactments, and some on-the-scene …

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Rejecting the Status Quo of Despair

“Israeli Salad” is how these women refer to themselves – women from the Periphery [from the outlying areas, the northern and southern parts of the country], women from Tel Aviv, settler women, Arab-Israeli women, Palestinian women from the territories.  A huge …

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Amal Rihane: A Woman Waging Peace

********************************************** Translated from Hebrew by Sarit Bloom Meet Amal Rihane, one of the four women who leads Women Wage Peace. Amal lives in Jaffa. She was brought up and educated in the Ajami neighbourhood. Amal is a mother of four …

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A National Tragedy of our Own Making?

The following is from a longtime friend of Ameinu, Stanley Ringler, an Israeli Reform rabbi and a social & political activist: A few days ago, Ha’aretz columnist Ari Shavit published an essay in which he called upon the rational Israeli majority to …

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Labor Party Security and Peace Plan

The text of the Labor Party resolution approved on Feb. 7, 2016, regarding a comprehensive security plan: 1. Introduction A. For several months, Palestinian terror has haunted the citizens of Israel across the country. This wave of terror has taken …

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Women Wage Peace Progress Report

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