Tag Archives: Palestinians

The Arab Summer and Its Implications

The primary split in the Arab world is between Sunni and Shia Muslims. The Arab Spring brought a second conflict to the fore, one between Nationalist Arab governments either led by Military Dictators or Monarchs on the one hand and … Continue reading

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Why the Israeli Left Feels Betrayed

For years, American Presidents have stated as President Obama did on July 27, that the United States supports “Israel’s right to defend itself.” The Israeli left had believed that while President Obama and Sec. Kerry offered criticism of Israeli settlements that … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Israel and Gaza to Understand Events Today

O. A timeline of events related to the current June-August 2014 Conflict may be found on the We Are For Israel website here. 1. Hamas took over Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in 2007. Israel had withdrawn all of its … Continue reading

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A Grief Too Heavy to Bear

We stand with Israel as it seeks to respond to the murders of teenage students Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel and strongly urge Palestinian Unity Government President, Mahmoud Abbas to sever ties with Hamas in the wake of this war crime. … Continue reading

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Jonathan Pollard: When is Enough, Enough?

Before I enter into the heart of this essay I wish to openly admit that I have been on a long, emotional journey regarding my attitude toward Jonathan Pollard.  Back in 1985, when it came to light that he had … Continue reading

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Why Israel is a Beacon Light

This morning, I read the beautiful story of the experiences of the family of Nadrah, a Syrian child, who along with her mother came to Israel for care following her heart transplant. Save a Child’s Heart, an Israel based organization, … 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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Syria, Iran, and Fear of Regional War

Friends, as the situation in Syria deteriorates, it is becoming more and more likely that a major confrontation between Israel and the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria and Southern Lebanon will occur. An article in the Times of … 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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