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January 2016 Blog Posts (4)

KALEIDOSCOPE Engaging Israel at a Crossroads | July 3-7, 2016

A UNIQE PROGRAM IN ISRAEL OFFERING ACCESS TO: 

  • Top Israeli and Palestinian leaders
  • Senior military strategists involved in backroom peace negotiations
  • Grassroots activists: social, economic, religious and cultural issues
  • Prominent entrepreneurs and investors in business, finance & technology
  • Celebrated writers, thinkers, scientists, film-makers and media…
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Added by Debbie Pulik on January 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

West Bank Settlements are neither “illegitimate” nor “illegal” – But that’s NOT the issue Rabbi John Rosove

Even though a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems very far away, it is still the only solution that preserves Israel’s democratic and Jewish character, and it is the only solution that will restore Israel’s international standing.

Everything good that Israel is and does, however, is being eclipsed by terror, violence and the contentious issue of West Bank settlements.

The Times of Israel reported this week (“US backs European move to distinguish…

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Added by Debbie Pulik on January 24, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

ARZENU Statement on Israel’s so-called “Transparency” Legislation

ARZENU, the global organisation representing Reform and Progressive Zionists, expressed disappointment that anti-democratic elements in the Knesset are, once again, seeking to promote provocative and discriminatory legislation that will diminish Israel’s proud record of being a wonderful example of a transparent, open and democratic society. 

 

“The proposed “Transparency Law”…

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Added by Debbie Pulik on January 19, 2016 at 8:03am — No Comments

From Rabbi Dow Marmur -- Amos Oz' message to the Left

AUTHENTICITY AND RELEVANCE

 

            “The past belongs to us; we don’t belong to the past.” I heard Amos Oz, the great Israeli writer, say this last Tuesday at a launch of a just published book on the relationship between Hebrew and European literature by Menachem Brinker, one of the stars on Israel’s intellectual firmament.

            Implied in this statement are at least two aspects, one of which was articulated at the meeting the other implied in…

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Added by Debbie Pulik on January 10, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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