Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sharm el Sheikh Summit

As Prime Minister Netanyahu meets today with President Mahmoud Abbas in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh, one of Israel’s newspapers carries the headline “Summit without Expectations”. In its report about the summit this morning, Sky News shows its reporter standing … Continue reading

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Echoes of a Shofar

Watch this amazing video of those who dared to blow the shofar at the Kotel during the British Mandatory period when it was prohibited under penalty of imprisonment to do so!

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Boycotting Israel

I didn’t know that Pete Seeger was still singing. As a song writer back in the 1960’s, he will be best remembered for songs such as “If I had a Hammer” and “Where have all the Flowers gone?” Now, at … Continue reading

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Why We Support Non-Partisan Advocacy

Many Jews have been looking to support a centrist, non-partisan organization seeking a realistic two state solution. It was to fill that centrist gap that We Are For Israel was established. Within a matter of weeks, a large number of … Continue reading

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Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State

At a press conference in Ramallah this past Wednesday, Dr. Nabil Shaath, Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, announced that the Palestinians would be unwilling to recognize Israel as the State of the Jewish People. Shaath, who is … Continue reading

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Is Mahmoud Abbas serious?

It is difficult to know what to make of the President of The Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. He went to Washington at the invitation of President Obama, ostensibly to engage in direct peace talks with Israel. Everyone understands that, if … Continue reading

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Why We Support “We Are For Israel”

Why We Support “We Are For Israel”: A Response to J-Street’s Rabbis Letter “We Are For Israel” recognizes the sincerity of J-Street’s intent to represent a centrist Jewish community response toward Israel. However, J-Street’s actions have led to its forfeiture of such … Continue reading

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