Oslo accords

Remembering That Night: Rabin's Legacy of Hope

11/03/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The terrible rise of violence in Israel and the West Bank over the past month has been heartbreaking. Quite apart from the immediate sadness of the deaths and injuries, the incitement from both sides has sharply brought in to focus just how far Israelis and Palestinians are from being able to reach a peace agreement. The violence, combined with the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, as well as weak and ineffective Palestinian leadership, puts hopes for peace at their most distant in twenty years.

An Israeli woman holds a sticker with the date of Rabin's assasination. Getty Images

Rabin: The Dream And The Reality

11/02/2015 - 19:00

It is 20 years since maybe the saddest day in the history of Israel – the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Oslo And The Politics Of Meaning

Michael Lerner remembers a tumultuous time.

10/27/2015 - 20:00
Associate Editor

The Oslo years now seem as improbable as a dream, outside of time, headlines from messianic to murder, answered prayers turning to screams. But when Michael Lerner, founder and editor of Tikkun, the leading Jewish leftist journal, sat on the sun-drenched White House lawn, Sept. 13, 1993, invited by the president to witness the signing of the Oslo Accords and the epic handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization – it was vindication, not just for Lerner but for all the peaceniks who for years were mocked for their naiveté.

About the broken shards of Oslo, Lerner says, “You have to speak with compassion to everyone involved in this.” Michael Lerner

Hillel's Fingerhut Withdraws From JStreet Conference

03/09/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Eric Fingerhut, president of Hillel International, said today that he is withdrawing from the annual conference of the J Street “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization because he objects to some of the other speakers.

Oslo Accords Pioneer Ron Pundak Dies

04/16/2014 - 20:00

Ron Pundak, an Israeli historian who helped engineer the Oslo Accords, has died.

Pundak, an expert on Jordanian and Palestinian history, died last Friday of cancer. He was 59.

Through his contacts, Pundak began talks with Palestinian leaders in 1992 with the permission of Yossi Beilin, who was Israel’s deputy foreign minister at the time.

South America: Meddling in Peace Process is Not the Solution

12/13/2010 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

In announcing that they would recognize a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay risk undermining a very delicate peace process. Only Israeli and Palestinian representatives can create a two-state solution.

South America: Meddling in Peace Process is Not the Solution

12/12/2010 - 19:00
Special the Jewish Week

In announcing that they would recognize a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay risk undermining a very delicate peace process. Only Israeli and Palestinian representatives can create a two-state solution.

Klinghoffer: ‘Take Care of My Girls, Israel’

Twenty-five years on, daughters remember dad, thrown overboard in his wheelchair.
11/08/2010 - 19:00
Associate Editor

The last Jewish century saw an unrelenting braiding of anti-Semitic savagery and sadism, absolute evil from Kisheniv 1903, to Hebron 1929, to the Shoah, to Ma’alot 1974. And yet say “Leon Klinghoffer” to most anyone who was alive in 1985 and you’ll see memory and chills return

The Klinghoffer daughters, Ilsa, left, and Lisa, are continuing their mother’s work and honoring their father.
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