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Israeli Negotiator Thinks Two-State Solution Still Possible

Shaul Arieli is a man on a dual mission: educating Israelis about the conflict and diplomatic process with the Palestinians, and making the point that the two-state solution is both possible and necessary. His latest publication in Hebrew, A Border …

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Ameinu Supports President Obama’s Call for Security and Peace for Israel and Palestine

Ameinu, the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in North America, wishes to thank President Obama for his eloquent and powerful speech to young Israelis that he made in Jerusalem yesterday. “President Obama has proven once again that the United States’ …

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The AIPAC Disconnect

A visitor to the AIPAC website, http://www.aipac.org/ will find in the mission statement, “AIPAC’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel”; under the rubric of shared values, “And both have evolved into democracies …

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Ameinu Welcomes Labor Party’s Proposed Bill on Refugees

Ameinu, the leading North American progressive Zionist membership organization, expresses its support for the bill, put forward last week in Israel’s Knesset by the Labor Party, which would require Israel to define the status of refugees and determine the number …

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The Gatekeepers and the Zionist Dream

In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Israeli documentary film director Dror Moreh called Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “the worst enemy of Israel.” While Netanyahu has not lived up to his publicly stated commitment to a two-state solution, …

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Ameinu Trip to Israel

My wife and I used to go to Israel nearly every year – on Federation Missions, by ourselves, when we had children in Israel or grandchildren in Israel. We volunteered on Kibbutz for four months. The last few years have …

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Israel’s Youngest Knesset Member Sworn In Today

Press Release Israel’s Youngest Knesset Member Sworn In Today Media Advisory: For Immediate Release New York, NY, February 5, 2013 CONTACT: Aliza Becker Two years ago, a young Israeli woman made headlines and history as the leader of the unexpected …

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If You Miss me at the Back of the Bus…..

While in Israel with Ameinu (Ameinu Journey January 1-6, 2013), some of the other participants and I took part in a “freedom ride” on one of Jerusalem’s de facto gender-segregated bus lines. As you may know, there has been a …

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What do the Israeli Elections Mean? Answers from Kenneth Bob

Ameinu President Kenneth Bob answers some common questions raised in the wake of the recent Israeli elections How should one interpret the election results? The common reporting by the Israel press about a narrowing right and center-left split of 61-59 …

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Stone Soup: The Israeli Social Protest Movement 18 Months Later

Every child hears the Stone Soup story:  There was no food to share in a war torn, poor town. None at all.  Then a hungry and clever soldier filled a kettle with water and a few large stones and offered …

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