Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Yisrael Beiteinu Campaign Slogan Calls For Israeli-Arab Land Swaps

01/15/2015

Jerusalem — The Israeli political party Yisrael Beiteinu’s new campaign slogan pushes the idea of swapping land on which Arab-Israelis live to a future Palestinian state for West Bank land.

The slogan, “Ariel for Israel, Umm al-Fahm to Palestine,” was unveiled Thursday. The party’s other slogan is “Tachles, Liberman.” Tachles is a Yiddish expression meaning telling it like it is, and Avigdor Liberman is the party chief.

Taking America’s Pulse On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

12/30/2014
Staff Writer

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. An American of Israeli Arab heritage who moved to the United States at the age of 19, Telhami earned his doctorate in political science at the University of California at Berkeley and taught at such universities as Cornell, Princeton and Columbia. He has served as adviser to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Trilateral U.S.

Shibley Telhami: Two-state solution seen as less “realistic” these days.

Israel And The Media: Sign Of The Times

11/11/2014
Managing Editor

When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, few issues are as freighted as how the media, especially The New York Times, cover the story. And when there is a war on, like this summer’s hostilities in Gaza, the emotions are amped up even more. So when Daniel Gordis, the American-born Israeli author, commentator and Shalem College senior vice president, and the Times’ Ethan Bronner, the paper’s deputy national editor and former Jerusalem bureau chief, stepped into that charged landscape, it wasn’t surprising that fireworks sounded.

Michael Datikash/JW

The Case For The ‘Water-First’ Approach

Forget the settlements and deal with issues of water supply and sewage.

10/08/2014
Contributing Editor

In Israel and the Jewish world, there are two common reactions to the crisis in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Both are waterlogged, so to speak.

Nathan Jeffay

ADL's Foxman To Abbas: Recognize Israel, Change The World

03/18/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Sometimes a simple sentence by a nation’s leader can do more to build trust than volumes of words and speeches.

Never would this be more true than in the cases of two of the most volatile issues in the Middle East — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iran nuclear challenge.

Abraham H. Foxman

The Language of Multiple Narratives

01/10/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Like all other professionals who engage in counseling, rabbis are trained to know and believe that hearing one side of a story does not tell you all you need to know.  Whether it is a marriage that is in trouble or friends who have become estranged from each other, a professional may well ultimately choose to have the parties involved come in together for counseling.  But it is rare indeed that said professional would not see the parties individually before dealing with them as a pair.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Retirement Ahead For Alan Dershowitz

12/16/2013

BOSTON — Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate, sometimes controversial, advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School.

Pet Peevishness Over A JPost Tweet

It’s a tough crowd out there on Twitter, particularly when you wade into anything related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Our former staff writer Sharon Udasin, who now covers animals, scientific innovation and the environment for The Jerusalem Post, learned that the hard way Monday when one of her tweets generated a firestorm of criticism, mockery, an unfavorable al-Jazeera mention and even some death threats.

Romney Comments Touch Off Fresh Debate On Status Quo

In Boca Raton video, GOP nominee suggests a hands-off policy on Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

09/19/2012
Staff Writer

By saying the Palestinians have “no interest” in peace with Israel and that all that can be done is to “hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it,” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has described what many Israelis believe is a fact of life. But there is significant debate here about whether such a hands-off U.S. policy, as bluntly stated, is viable or preferred.

Jewish Republicans insist Romney’s critical remarks and support for two-state solution are not inconsistent. getty images

Democrats Restore Jerusalem Language To Platform After Outcry

09/04/2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After a firestorm of protest from Jewish delegates and Jewish elected officials, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday voted to amend the party platform to include a provision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Marc Stanley, chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said that he learned that the delegates had approved the platform by affirmation shortly after 6 pm after long day in which changes to the platform occupied much of the press coverage of the convention here and caused discord within the party.

White House Chief Of Staff Jack Lew got an earful from Jewish delegates about the change to the Democrat party platform.
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