Palestine

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/12/2014
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Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

Jewish South African Student's Keffiyeh Post Stirs Debate

08/12/2014
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A Facebook picture of a South African Jewish high school student wearing a traditional Palestinian scarf has triggered outrage and a petition calling for his removal from an honorary position, as well as a dueling petition in his defense.

Israel, Palestinians Agree To 72-Hour Ceasefire

Action aims to get aid into Gaza and fix infrastructure, as well as provide window for more talks, Egypt says.

08/10/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire.

Smoke raises over Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. 72-hour ceasefire has been reached. Getty Images.

Presbyterians Remove Controversial ‘Zionism Unsettled’ From Denomination’s Website

07/02/2014
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The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism.
“Zionism Unsettled,” published in January by the church-chartered Israel/Palestine Mission Network, is a history and commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that paints Israel as the aggressor and describes Zionism as inherently racist and theologically flawed.

Zionism Unsettled cover page. Courtesy of israelpalestinemissionnetwork.og

‘Alternative Path’ In Sight?

Idea of long-term interim agreement seen as a possibility.

08/14/2013
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Tel Aviv — The announcement by Israel’s pro-settler housing minister this week was provocative: a green light to market 1,200 housing units in Jewish communities over the Green Line just days before peace negotiations with the Palestinians are scheduled to take place for the first time in nearly five years.

Secretary of State John Kerry: Seen as effective so far. Getty Images

Back To The Table, This Time With Kerry

Israeli-Palestinian talks expected to launch in D.C., but expectations are low.

07/24/2013
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are expected to begin talks in Washington next week, but hardly anyone believes they will lead to an end-of-conflict peace treaty.

Israel Should Act Now

If two-state solution fails, no good options will remain.

07/24/2013
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My first response on learning of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the “basis” for a resumption of peace talks between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority was the old saw, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Israeli Minister Blasts Google’s Recognition Of Palestine

05/08/2013

The decision by Google to change the name “Palestinian territories” to “Palestine” across its products might harm the prospects for restarted Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin.

Israel Protests Google's Recognition Of Palestine

05/06/2013

A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that does not exist.

Screenshot of Google Palestine page, via Christian Science Monitor.

BJ Rabbis Went Too Far

We American Jews get bent out of shape when we’re accused of dual loyalty. But the truth is many of us are guilty as charged when it comes to being proud Americans and supporting the people of Israel.

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