Tag Archives: Israel

Kicking the Israeli-Palestinian Ball Down the Field

I am sure by now you all have watched or at least heard about the “Secret Romney tape” in which he described the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him. There was another part of that tape that …

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Sheikh Jarrah Revisited

Two summers ago, I joined a group of Israelis and Palestinians at their weekly protest in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The protests, which began in December 2009 following the eviction of four Palestinian families from their homes …

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Time To Prove Two-State Solution Isn’t Just Rhetoric

  This article originally appeared in The Jewish Week and is reprinted here with permission of the author.   At 7:30 am on a recent Sunday, I spoke to more than 100 Presbyterians at their General Assembly in Pittsburgh.  I …

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RISE: A NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL

This review originally appeared in ESRA Magazine.Times are tough. A country that was established on socialist economic principles and an uncompromisingly egalitarian social structure has one of the widest gaps between rich and poor in the industrialized world. Twenty super-rich …

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Israel’s Birth Certificate

Considerable attention has, these last several weeks, been focused on the report of Israel’s Levy Commission.  No great surprise: The three-person commission, appointed by Prime Minister Netanyahu to render an advisory opinion regarding Jewish settlement in the West Bank, determined …

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Help Keep Israel’s Social Justice Protest Movement Alive!

I recently returned from Israel where I had the privilege of spending time in several different tent protest cities that sprouted this summer throughout the country response  to rapidly increasing prices for housing and other basic consumer goods and a …

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The Tragedy and the Threat of African Refugees in Israel

This article is reprinted with permission of the author and first appeared on 972mag.com On Friday, with the headlines screaming of Eritreans raping a 15-year-old Israeli girl, I went with a photographer friend to the Hatikva neighborhood in South Tel …

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Zionism / What are we doing here?

The Accidental Zionist: What a Priest, a Pornographer and a Wrestler Named Chainsaw Taught Me about being Jewish, Saving the World and Why Israel Matters to Both,

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Transforming America’s Israel Lobby

Barely a week after Benjamin Netanyahu had his first meeting as Prime Minister with Barack Obama, the two are squaring off publicly over the issue of “natural growth” in West Bank settlements. One of the more interesting circumstances about this …

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Wake Up and Smell the Planet

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day by Grist.com Mountaineers Books, 175 pages, $15 (paperback) Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living by Graham Hill and …

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