Category Archives: International Criticism

Our Response to the 100 Jewish Leaders Letter

We Are For Israel has been asked to offer a response to the letter written by 100 American Jewish Leaders seeking that Israel work with Secretary of State Kerry to produce a plan demonstrating “Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial … Continue reading

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One State Options?

There are those who argue that the possibility of a two state solution is eroding, that the more settlements grow and the longer that there is an absence of an agreement, the less likely it is that any two state … Continue reading

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Student Boycott of Israel

The following letter was sent by Dr.Denis MacEoin to the Edinburgh University Student Association and is reproduced with his kind permission. The Committee Edinburgh University Student Association May I be permitted to say a few words to members of the … Continue reading

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First Do No Harm

There are those who like to apply the anti-drunk driving catch phrase, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk,” in reference to the American-Israeli relationship. They argue that Israelis and potentially the Palestinians as well are too drunk, too intoxicated, too … Continue reading

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Who Slammed The Door?

This following piece was submitted by Rabbi Henry Karp as a comment to my article “Why Bibi’s Speech Worked.” Many thanks to Rabbi Karp. ********************************************************************************** Already the pundits have joined the Palestinians in claiming that Netanyahu’s remarks in Washington, both … Continue reading

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Why Bibi’s Speech Worked

I think that most of us expected Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday before the US Congress to be a defiant right wing speech. Commentators, no doubt had their stories ready entitled, “Bibi rebukes Barack” or “Bibi Bashes O!” It … Continue reading

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Hamas, Fatah, and Negotiations

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu each gave two significant addresses concerning Israel within a week. While the President’s speech given Thursday created a great deal of controversy, the President’s speech given on Sunday before the American Israel Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Video and Transcript – PM Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress 2011

 Speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress May 24, 2011 I am deeply honored by your warm welcome.  And I am deeply honored that you have given me the opportunity to address … Continue reading

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Video and Transcript – Pres. Obama’s Speech to AIPAC PC 2011

Good morning! Thank you, Rosy, for your very kind introduction. But even more, thank you for your many years friendship. Back in Chicago, when I was just getting started in national politics, I reached out to a lot of people … Continue reading

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Rabbi Kaufman on the Vital Points of President Obama’s Speech

I listened to President Obama’s speech “A Moment of Opportunity” on Thursday and read it again Friday with the ears and eyes of a centrist advocate for realistic peace. I heard things and see things in the speech with which … Continue reading

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