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Rabbis of all streams of Judaism and from many countries have signed on to the Mission Statement of Rabbis For Israel. Innumerable others, Jews and non-Jews alike, have inquired about how they might offer support to us. We Are For Israel is a natural development of Rabbis For Israel, allowing others to express their support for our mission publicly and to receive important news and commentary from our Centrist perspective in support of Realistic Peace.
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Having just read David Wolpe’s response to Peter Beinart’s email, I have the following to say. I am impressed, of course, that a rabbi of David Wolpe’s stature would criticize a journalist of Beinart’s stature in a public forum. Beinart needs to be criticized. However, Wolpe does not go far enough. In calling the current situation an “impasse” he suggests that old tool of moral equivalence. He does not say it outright, but an impasse usually implies two or more parties. No. This impasse is created by Palestinian intransigence that manifests itself nearly daily. Now, with a presumptive partnership between Fatah and Hamas, there is little, if any, hope that those parties would appear at any negotiating table. I have come to think that a two or any number of state solutions is the province of my great-grandchildren, and not for want of Israeli willingness to appear at the table. It’s a dark prospect, to be sure, but it’s what my eyes are telling me.