Category Archives: Seek Peace and Pursue it

‘Rabin in His Own Words’: Great bio-pic and more

I saw the new Israeli TV documentary on Rabin at the Manhattan JCC last week.  It was a remarkably candid and sensitive portrait of the man, just about entirely in his own words–all the more remarkable for his well-known reticence …

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Ameinu Co-Sponsors Living Rabin’s Legacy- A Collective Response to the Violence in Israel

Ameinu has been following the tragic news from Israel with grave concern as a new wave of terrorism is sweeping the country. We grieve for all of the victims of terror in Israel. We also are deeply concerned by the …

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Making Rabin’s Memory a Blessing

It’s so tempting to make the comparison between the Torah portion, Chayyei Sarah, and the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Both are stories about faith and someone named Yitzhak who faces death. Yitzhak, the son of Abraham and Sarah is …

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After 20 Years, Rabin’s Leadership Still Sorely Missed

During the spring of 2014, I finally visited the Yitzhak Rabin Center, near the Tel Aviv University campus.  In the words of the Jewish Virtual Library: “the museum combines state-of-the-art technology with multimedia presentations, visual images and artifacts, incorporating close to …

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MK Hilik Bar Introduces Israeli Initiative for Israeli/Palestinian Peace

Dear colleagues and friends, On July 27th, I launched at the Knesset my diplomatic outline for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The outline was launched with Opposition Leader MK Isaac Herzog and members of Knesset in attendance, along with over 450 …

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103 IDF Ex-Generals, Spy Chiefs Urge New Peace Bid

In what appears to be the largest-ever joint protest by senior Israeli security personnel, a group of 106 [corrected 103] retired generals, Mossad directors and national police commissioners has signed a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to …

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MK Isaac Herzog Honors Rabin’s Life and Memory

The following speech was Written and Given by MK Isaac Herzog – Leader of the Opposition Honorable Speaker, President Rivlin and Nechama, Mr. Prime Minister, The Rabin Family: dear Dalia, Yuval; Yitzhak and Leah’s grandchildren: Michael, Noah, Jonathan, Omar, Yitzhak’s …

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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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Israeli Peace Initiative (IPI) October Perspectives

(Note from the editor: The Israeli Peace Initiative (IPI) was released in 2011 as a response to the Arab Peace Initiative (API) of 2002, which provided terms for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that would also include recognition by the Arab …

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Ameinu Response to Kerry Initiative: Call to Jewish Action

Ameinu, the leading grassroots progressive Zionist organization in North America, today applauded Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that peace talks would resume between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “Secretary Kerry deserves our utmost admiration for his perseverance in bringing …

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