Palestine

Reactions To UN, E-1

Seven White Plains rabbis welcome Palestinians’ vote with ‘cautious optimism,’ mixed reactions on settlement expansion.

12/04/2012
Staff Writer

Seven White Plains rabbis have told their congregants that the United Nations vote granting the Palestinians nonmember observer status should be “greeted with cautious optimism and not simply recriminations, finger-pointing and expressions of despair.”

Rabbi Shira Milgrom was one of seven White Plains rabbis to sign letter expressing cautious optimism about UN vote  on Palestini

Suburban Sprawl Or Peace Killer?

E-1 move threatens to become the first major stumbling block between Israel and the re-elected Obama.

12/04/2012
Israel Correspondent

Maaleh Adumim, West Bank — The hilltop range to the northeast of this sprawling suburban Israeli settlement is barren save for a fortress-like police station, a multilane access route, electric lines, and water mains — infrastructure for a new neighborhood.

The exit sign from the highway points the way to “Mevaseret Adumim,” envisioned as an expansion of Israel’s third-most populous Jewish settlement, but the world knows it as “E-1,” a highly sensitive tract of land some believe could determine the fate of a two-state solution.

Building in a Jewish suburb against the hills of Jerusalem. Getty Images

Defying Allies ‘As Time Goes By’

12/04/2012
Editorial

“Well,” we imagine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling his worried supporters this week, “we’ll always have Palau.”

It may well be true, but we’d rather have Paris.

Certainly we appreciate that in the United Nations vote that gave the Palestinian Authority (now “Palestine”) upgraded status last Thursday, the government of Palau cast one of nine votes in Israel’s favor. It’s just that we would have preferred the support of the European continent over the citizens of that small island in the Pacific, population 21,000.

Ayin L’Tzion Tzofia: Feeling Israel’s Pain

11/20/2012

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (which seems now like one hundred years ago, so much has happened since then), I delivered a sermon about the uniquely critical dangers facing Israel in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the ongoing turmoil in Syria.  

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

Hamas: Cease-fire To Begin At Midnight

11/20/2012

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire that will go into effect at midnight, Reuters quoted a Hamas official as saying.

Shortly after the Reuters report appeared Tuesday evening, Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told CNN that an agreement on a cease-fire had not yet been reached.

The First War Played Out On Social Networks

Social media changes the zeitgeist in ways we couldn't have imagined. As we saw with the recent presidential election, opinions and attacks now travel at the speed of light. And so it should be no surprise that the ongoing Middle East conflict in Gaza between the Palestinians and Israelis has escalated into a Cyber war.

Apple’s Jerusalem Problem

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, an influential ultra-Orthodox rabbi, says it is forbidden for religious Jews to own an iPhone and has instructed his followers to burn the device if they own one. It’s not that Kanievsky sides with Android in the smartphone war, but that he’s concerned about what observant Jews will see with such a device. Burning ones iPhone seems a drastic measure, but Kanievsky wasn’t the only Jewish leader with angst against Apple’s iPhone this week.

While Google Maps lists Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Apple's new operating system omits it.

A Look At Israel's First Pioneers

Director Dan Wolman's 2010 film "Gei Oni" (Valley of Strength), now being released in the U.S. interweaves a unique love story with the harsh realities of the first wave of Jewish European migration to the Ottoman-ruled Palestine of the 1880's. The film is based on Shulamit Lapid's 1982 novel.

Putin: Russia Already Recognizes Palestine

06/28/2012

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

"We [recognized Palestine] 25 years ago, and our position has not changed," Putin told Abbas on Tuesday during a visit to Ramallah, the Times of Israel reported.

"Palestinian leadership, and the president personally, have been behaving responsibly to achieve peace based on the two-state solution," Putin reportedly said.

Putin: Russia Already Recognizes Palestine

06/28/2012

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that Moscow already has recognized a Palestinian state.

"We [recognized Palestine] 25 years ago, and our position has not changed," Putin told Abbas on Tuesday during a visit to Ramallah, the Times of Israel reported.

"Palestinian leadership, and the president personally, have been behaving responsibly to achieve peace based on the two-state solution," Putin reportedly said.

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