Occupied Territories

MK Shaked’s New Bill Stigmatizes, Constrains Left-Wing Israeli NGOs

This new law will affect mainly the organizations that oppose indefinite occupation over Palestinians.

11/16/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the "Jewish Home" party, introduced a new bill last week demanding that Israeli left-wing NGO's identify themselves and their funding resources upon every interaction that they have with the government – using a special "tag.” According to this law, organizations that receive a majority of their funding from foreign governmental agencies would be physically marked. For many in Israel, this suggestion is a reminder, in very bad taste, of the darkest of times.

Ayelet Shaked

Jewish Groups Split In Reaction To EU Labeling Guidelines

11/10/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Jewish organizations praised and condemned the European Union’s decision to approve the labeling of products from West Bank settlements.

The EU move will help those who want to boycott the settlements. Via wikimedia.org

Hamas Is The Enemy, But What Have We Become?

Hamas is a cruel and cynical enemy, but as an IDF veteran, I ask if Israel has lost respect for human life.

08/03/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It has been almost four weeks since the military operation “Protective Edge” commenced in Gaza, and the region yearns for quiet. Three civilians were killed at the hands of Hamas Militants and the rockets they fire at Israeli population centers, in the time these sentences were written.

Yehuda Shaul

Plugging Our Ears Does Not Serve Israel

IDF vet says American Jewish establishment pays more attention to its feelings about Israel than to facts on the ground.

04/27/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I was born in Israel. I served in the Army. Israel is the only home I know. You would think my speaking to students at Hillel would be welcomed. Yet my presentation to students at Washington University’s Hillel in St. Louis last month sparked a storm of controversy.

Oded Na'aman

N.J.’s Christie Apologizes To Adelson Over ‘Occupied Territories’ Reference

03/29/2014 - 20:00

LAS VEGAS — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

The IDF Speaks: Violence and the West Bank

Wars are never pretty.  They're even uglier in the Middle East, where the lines between conflict and quiet are always in flux.  The images that greet us daily from the Muslim world are the most glaring; the endless rampage of hate-fueled violence makes you sick.  Forget about the millions who are cowed into silence; even more abhorrent is the constant stream of popular support violence receives.  Just look at The New York Times' front page story today on the many respe

Even the Weather in Jerusalem Has Become Political

The LA Times Babylon & Beyond blog reported on Sunday that Apple has reunified Jerusalem.

Has Steve Jobs become a United Nations peacekeeper? Did Apple release a new app that unites the holy city of Jerusalem during these tense times? Maybe you thought Jerusalem had already been reunified several decades ago.

Well, it turns out that even the weather in Jerusalem has been politicized. Yahoo, who runs the Apple iPhone Weather app with information gathered by Weather.com changed created two choices for viewing the weather in Jerusalem – East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem. This is different than the designations on Yahoo's own site and on the Weather.com site.

 

What's the Weather Like in Jerusalem? Which Jerusalem?
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