Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is founder and president of The Israel Project, a Washington-based pro-Israel group that seeks to provide accurate information about the Middle East to the media. She spoke to Jewish Week Associate Editor Jonathan Mark about today’s bombing near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, the first bombing in Jerusalem in four years.
'People are afraid to be buried here, out of concern for their graves and their family members.'
Jerusalem — Every time Menachem and Avraham Lubinsky, from Brooklyn, visit their parents’ graves at the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) cemetery in east Jerusalem, they feel it necessary to request an armed escort.
“I’ve been going to the cemetery for 25 years and I still feel fearful,” Menachem Lubinsky, a businessman, said in a telephone interview from New York. “One time kids threw rocks at me.
‘Huge stakes’ for region, Obama administration if expectations unmet.
James D. Besser
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meet at the State Department next week for their first direct negotiations in 20 months, predictions of quick breakthroughs and swift progress will be in short supply.
After Sharon visits the Temple Mount, violence erupts in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel and divisions between American Jews widen.
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The eruption of violence in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel that began with last week’s Temple Mount tour by Likud leader Ariel Sharon could widen bitter divisions over the Middle East peace process among American Jews.