Thought Pieces

The rows about antisemitism are bad for us all

4 October, 2017

I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours By Jonathan Freedland The Jewish Chronicle, 3 October  2017 I can’t claim that I’ve been singing it, but each time I think of it, it makes me smile. You can join in if you like. Hum […]

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It’s All Right to Enjoy a Good BDS Fail

15 August, 2017

Pro-Israeli and Pro-Palestinian protestors at the Shalom Festival in Scotland. (photo credit:RESERVISTS ON DUTY) Commentary Magazine, 11 August 2017 By Jonathan Marks It is tricky to assess the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. On the one hand, one does not want to underestimate the damage to Israel’s reputation done by even unsuccessful […]

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Surprise: BOTH Palestinians and Israelis Don’t Want a ‘One-State’ Solution

15 August, 2017

Tablet Magazine, 9 August 2017 By Yair Rosenberg Last week, Israeli and Palestinian pollsters released their annual temperature check on the two nations’ attitudes towards peace. As usual, narrow majorities of both publics voiced support for a two-state solution, and as usual, this fact grabbed most of the headlines. But a far more interesting finding, one that also represents long-running […]

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The rows about antisemitism are bad for us all

4 October, 2017

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I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours By Jonathan Freedland The Jewish Chronicle, 3 October  2017 I can’t claim that I’ve been singing it, but each time I think of it, it makes me smile. You can join in if you like. Hum […]

Surprise: BOTH Palestinians and Israelis Don’t Want a ‘One-State’ Solution

15 August, 2017

International | Thought Pieces

Tablet Magazine, 9 August 2017 By Yair Rosenberg Last week, Israeli and Palestinian pollsters released their annual temperature check on the two nations’ attitudes towards peace. As usual, narrow majorities of both publics voiced support for a two-state solution, and as usual, this fact grabbed most of the headlines. But a far more interesting finding, one that also represents long-running […]

It’s All Right to Enjoy a Good BDS Fail

15 August, 2017

Thought Pieces | Top Posts

Pro-Israeli and Pro-Palestinian protestors at the Shalom Festival in Scotland. (photo credit:RESERVISTS ON DUTY) Commentary Magazine, 11 August 2017 By Jonathan Marks It is tricky to assess the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. On the one hand, one does not want to underestimate the damage to Israel’s reputation done by even unsuccessful […]

Still Stuck Between May and June of 1967

7 June, 2017

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The Six Day War at 50, Yossi Klein Halevi, The New York Times, 6 June 2017 JERUSALEM — As far as the world is concerned, June 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. For Israelis, though, the anniversary doesn’t begin on June 5, when the fighting broke out between Israel and its Arab […]

Nakba: The source of Arab-Israeli conflict

5 June, 2017

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Asaf Romirowsky Ynet News June 1, 2017 Asaf RomirSince Israel’s inception in 1948, the Arab-Palestinians mark Nakba Day. Nakba, the Arabic term for catastrophe, represents much more than just the physical creation of the modern State of Israel in 1948, which Palestinians decree as the cataclysmic disaster. It is also the Palestinian process of refusing […]