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State Department Raps Israel For West Bank Land ‘Expropriation’

03/16/2016 - 11:33

Jerusalem — The State Department criticized Israel for the “expropriation” of West Bank land around Jericho and near the Dead Sea.

U.S. Department of State

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

After Iran Deal Battle, Unity Declared By 53 Jewish Groups

09/24/2015 - 20:00

Washington — More than 50 Jewish groups signed a statement saying that despite differences over the Iran nuclear deal, the community was united about the dangers Iran poses.

Malcolm Hoenlein

A Bold Voice For Social Justice

Remembering Leonard Fein, co-founder of Moment magazine and a ‘true progressive visionary.’

08/18/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

At a seminar hosted about two decades ago by the American Jewish Committee for representatives of the major denominations of Judaism, professor-author-activist Leonard Fein mentioned that he had a still-single daughter.

Leonard Fine receives an award in 2012 from Moment magazine editor Nadine Epstein. JTA

Peace Now: Israel Advanced About 14,000 West Bank Apartments During Talks

04/28/2014 - 20:00

JERUSALEM — Israel promoted plans and tenders for nearly 14,000 housing units in the West Bank during the nine months of peace talks, the activist group Peace Now said.

Tim Boxer At Yossi Klein Halevi Speech

01/08/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yossi Klein Halevi made aliyah from the U.S. at the start of the Lebanon war in August 1982. That was a time when the country was defined by a right-wing narrative and left-wing narrative.

He found people from Peace Now and Gush Emunim fighting together in the war and fighting each other in the street.

“After the Six Day War of 1967,” he said, “We were still a family but a dysfunctional family. The schism between left and right could be very bitter but it cannot lead to annihilation because we share the same tent.”

Rabbi Richard Weiss welcomes Yossi Klein Halevi to the Young Israel of Hillcrest.

New Outposts Built In West Bank

Settlements First To Have Municipal Approval Since 2005
10/30/2012 - 20:00

Two new settler outposts have been erected in the West Bank, with the approval of municipal authorities, Peace Now says.

The two outposts include mobile homes, infrastructure, electricity, water and roads, and even air conditioning, the Israeli organization said Wednesday in a report published on its website.

Vilification Has No Place In Debates On Israel

03/26/2012 - 20:00
Special To the Jewish Week

When our Brooklyn synagogue recently hosted two former State Department veterans, Elliot Abrams and Robert Malley, a few congregants and even a local merchant objected to our having invited Mr. Abrams, a known “war criminal.”  

Similarly, when our synagogue hosted Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian academic, others claimed our pulpit now had “Jewish blood on its hands.”  Another congregant asked, “How can you invite Malley?  He and the president hate Jews.”

Rabbi Andy Bachman is senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn.
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