Actress Scarlett Johansson has ended her relationship with Oxfam, saying she and the humanitarian organization have “a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.”
The highest planning committee of Israel's Civil Administration has submitted a plan to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.
On Tuesday, the committee confirmed that it would now hear objections to the proposed construction in the E1 corridor connecting Jerusalem to the large Maale Adumim settlement, an area which the Palestinians say is necessary to keep the borders of a Palestinian state contiguous.
Planned location would block connection between Jerusalem neighborhoods and Palestinian cities.
Hours after the United Nations General Assembly voted over the objections of Israel and the United States to upgrade the Palestinians' status, the government of Israel decided to move forward on the construction of housing in a controversial part of East Jerusalem, the New York Times reports.
Rabbi Daniel Gordis has maligned a generation of rabbinical students as being insufficiently Zionist (“Alienation From Israel Is Hitting Liberal Seminaries,” Editor’s column, May 6). Because I know and respect these students, I find his criticism to be not only inaccurate but also insulting to people who have collectively dedicated their lives to spreading the love of God, Torah, and Israel.
Nothing is as it seems. The promise of Oslo and the two-state solution has collapsed into the equivalent of the honky tonk song in which a young couple dreams of living in a big two-story house. After years of cheating, secrets and small hurts, they get it. She’s got her story, he’s got his story, there’s not much peace in a two-story house.
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