Category Archives: We Are For Israel

On Annexation

The Israeli government would like to “annex” “settlements” in which Israeli citizens reside in Judea and Samaria, terms recognizing the connection of Jews to the territories, also known as the West Bank (of the Jordan River), which seems to imply … Continue reading

Posted in Peace Negotiations, We Are For Israel | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A Peace Ultimatum

The Trump Administration revealed its “Peace Plan” today. No one thinks that it will welcomed by the Palestinians who have already called it “Dead on Arrival” and refuse even to speak with the President. The plan is really more of … Continue reading

Posted in Peace Negotiations, We Are For Israel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Harm Avoided, Harm Done

It’s been a difficult week for those of us who care about a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. The relationship has historically been much more one between the US Congress and Israel than one between any US … Continue reading

Posted in Boycott of Israel, We Are For Israel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Current Reasonable Resolution to the Conflict 2019

INTRODUCTION: This article is a currently updated assessment of possibilities for a resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians taking into account broader Jewish-Arab conflicts. As relevant events occur, this article will be updated to account for them. Regional … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Netanyahu Already Won

Looking at the Israeli elections right now, it appears questionable whether or not either side will be able to form a coalition now that Netanyahu has been indicted. Pre-indictment polls showed that a right leaning coalition could be formed with … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Alexander and the Old Gray Lady and the misuse of Dr. King

I’m long past feeling any surprise at NY Times reports and columns about Israel that find truth to be a flexible commodity. Still, on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Times columnist Michelle Alexander gives us a pot of … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Leave a comment

What Messy Breakup? A messy piece by a respected NY Times Journalist

By Phil Cohen My first reaction to Jonathan Weisman’s “American Jews and Israeli Jews are Headed for a Messy Breakup,” (Jan. 4, 2019) was, if this were handed to me as a paper in an undergraduate college class it would … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Leave a comment

My Visit to the Bialik House, Tel Aviv

by Phil Cohen I’m in Israel for a kind of classical tourist visit. My daughter Talia and I will truck around, visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Tsfat, the Golan and Haifa. We’ve identified a couple of sites we haven’t seen before, … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Leave a comment

An Error in Israel Advocacy Reasoning by Phil Cohen

I’m writing this post in response to a piece written by a Swarthmore student that appeared in yesterday’s Algemeiner regarding the arrival on the Swarthmore campus of a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine that launched a BDS campaign. … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | 2 Comments

The Old Double Standard Argument by Phil Cohen

You’ve probably heard that some 200 Airbnb spaces that lie west of the Green Line can no longer be part of the wildly successful international lodging company. The good folks at Arbnb Central have excluded the West Bank. This doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in We Are For Israel | Leave a comment