Category Archives: Peace Negotiations

No Cause for Celebration

This morning’s Ynet carried an AFP banner photograph of a Palestinian child brandishing a semi-automatic weapon as Gaza celebrated its “victory” over Israel in the recent war of attrition.  In its never ending campaign of deception, Hamas seeks to persuade war weary Gazans … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Negotiations

Some say, Israel can’t have it both ways! It cannot say that it should not negotiate with Pres. Abbas because he doesn’t have legitimacy since there haven’t been elections and he doesn’t govern Gaza, while also saying that Israel should not negotiate … Continue reading

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Jew-Free Palestine

Associated Press quotes an official in the Prime Minister’s office as observing that Benjamin Netanyahu believes that all Jewish settlers should have the right to remain in their homes in a future Palestinian state. Predictably the idea has been dismissed … Continue reading

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The Peace Process and Centrist Jews

In an article published in the Times of Israel the other day, it was noted that a recent meeting held by Sec. State John Kerry with American Jewish leaders was a “soft sell” for most of them. The “hard sell-a more … Continue reading

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Releasing Prisoners with Blood on their Hands

In spite of Israel’s insistence that she would not agree to any pre-conditions for a resumption of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, the government voted today in favour of releasing 104 security prisoners, and that prior to the first … Continue reading

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Peace Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement this evening from Jordan of the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is a remarkable personal achievement and testifies to his perseverance, powers of persuasion and commitment to the cause … Continue reading

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A Response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s Speech to the AJC World Forum

I read John Kerry’s speech to the AJC. Rhetorically, he boxes up us skeptics and doubters into a neat little package and sends us to the far sidelines. How I wish that Secretary Kerry’s next stop were to Michigan to … Continue reading

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Jewish State and Democratic State

It is not unusual these days for American Jews to promote the idea that they know better than Israeli voters what Israel must do, not only to achieve peaceful coexistence with Palestinians but to ensure the long term survival of … Continue reading

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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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A Response to the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East

The National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East [NILI] is an organization of leading members of a host of religious communities in the United States. In some cases, the representative is the leading figure in a particular … Continue reading

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