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Posts Tagged ‘Israel/Palestine’

October 15th, 2018 - 10:40 am § in Misc.

Defending free speech doesn’t make me an anti-Semite

A Facebook friend, “Ru Man” has gone full Trumpie, accusing me of being an antisemite  because I oppose Netanyahu and defend the free speech of academics who criticize Israel. For the record, 1. I oppose BDS. They are antisemtic. 2. As a Zionist, I despise Netanyahu.   The Netaynahu g[...]

August 13th, 2018 - 2:18 pm § in Misc.

Why Jerusalem is Doomed

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January 7th, 2018 - 12:48 pm § in Misc.

The Unending War

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December 15th, 2017 - 5:44 am § in Jews, Misc.

Fourth Night of Hanukkah: A call for a true telling of the stories of Israel and Palestine

Just as the history of Hanukkah itself is distorted to make it into something between the Fourth of July and Christmas, the histories  of modern Israel, Palestine and the Weimar Republic  need to be understood if there is to be peace. Eran Spiro FACEBOOK: Just because the British Mandate of Pales[...]

October 15th, 2017 - 12:33 pm § in Misc.

What is a Nakba and When Was The First Nakba in Palestine?

Nakba Day is generally commemorated by Fatah, Hamas, and pro Palestinan groups like PCS.  It occurs on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day. For the Palestinians it is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli[...]

July 21st, 2017 - 8:27 am § in Misc.

Israel/Palestine: What Might Have Been

The Arabs’ Historic Mistakes in Their Interactions with Israel by Fred Maroun We Arabs managed our relationship with Israel atrociously, but the worst of all is the ongoing situation of the Palestinians. Our worst mistake was in not accepting the United Nations partition plan of 1947. Perhaps [...]

June 24th, 2017 - 5:31 pm § in Misc.

Kushner Lights Fires Under Israeli:Palestinian Conflict

Abbas was supposedly furious with the president’s son-in-law after Kushner relayed Netanyahu’s demands with no movement on new settlements in illegal areas of the West Bank but the immediate halt of payments to terrorists and their families.  Abbas angrily accused Kushner and Trump̵[...]

June 1st, 2017 - 3:37 am § in Donald Trump

The Donald’s Big Bad Idea: Sunni:Israeli NATO.

Donald Trump’s Saudi Trip Highlighted a Sunni:Israeli Nato.   This would be a terrible mistake Trump is acting like a frontman for the Saudis, demonizing the Shia and Iran.  This may please Israel extremists too , but it ignores the reality that Saudi’s version of Islam and their own S[...]

May 30th, 2017 - 10:13 am § in Jews, Politics, Religion, world

An Abrahamic Answer to Israel=Palestine

The Abrahamic Union: a Confederate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Yakov Nagen Yakov Nagen is a Rabbi at the Yeshiva of Otniel, located near Hebron. On the day of Shimon Peres’s death, my neighbor Natan Meir stood before 100 Jewish and Arab interfaith activists and spoke of Peres’s[...]

May 26th, 2017 - 12:02 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

CHINA on Trump’s Proposal for a Sunni NATO

Trump’s intention to divide Middle East not helpful for lasting peace U.S. President Donald Trump presented a reversed Middle East policy during his maiden overseas trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, by calling for an anti-Iran coalition, which may fuel the tension in the region and jeopardize e[...]