1) Mondoweiss on President Rivlin’s speech, 2) Times of Israel report of the conference.
President Reuven Rivlin, above, has been more overtly hostile to a Palestinian state than his predecessor Shimon Peres, but appears to be more perturbed about the effects of the status quo on Israelis.
Israeli president’s diagnosis — ‘Israel Continue →
The opinion piece in the Jordan Times is followed by a report from the Daily Telegraph.
Anti-American protest in Cairo, 2013. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
By Hassan A. Barari, Jordan Times
October 20, 2014
Whether the perpetuation of the Arab-Israeli conflict destabilises the Middle East or not is an unresolved debate in Continue →
The AFP analysis of the means used to transfer property from Palestinian to Israeli Jewish ownership is followed by a report of the new police unit for East Jerusalem.
The Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound sit atop the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, a densely-populated Palestinian neighbourhood Continue →
Givat Hamatos: the first pre-fab home, often the first sign of a new illegal settlement.
EU seeks talks with Israel over ‘red lines’ in West Bank
Israeli officials fear that proposed negotiations are prelude to further European sanctions.
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz
October 22, 2014
The European Union is interested in opening negotiations with Continue →
Ban Ki Moon visits Gaza on October 14th after the Cairo donors’ conference, where he said “the root causes of the recent hostilities” were “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace negotiations”.
The Reconstruction Continue →
Mustafa Barghouti, 2013
Mustafa Barghouti: US-Palestinian ties strong
In an interview with Al-Monitor, former Palestinian Minister Mustafa Barghouti says that the US commitment to the Palestinian Authority’s survival will withstand the Palestinian initiative of seeking UN recognition.
By Shlomi Eldar, trans Sandy Bloom, Al Monitor / Israel Pulse
October 20, 2014
For many years, US Continue →
Deputy Education minister Avi Wortzman. Wortzman is a religious MK, a member of Jewish Home. In 2013 he said of talks with the Palestinian Authority and a possible Palestinian state:
Bayit Yehudi’s stance is clear. The Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. We oppose a two-state solution. The nations Continue →
Image from the From River to Sea Palestine will be Free facebook page.
British MPs’ recognition of Palestine is a pro-Israel move
As one-state idea sinks into Palestinian and international consciousness, any recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state is in Israel’s best interest.
By Steve Plocker, Op-ed, Ynet news
October 20, 2014
The British Parliament Continue →
The massive demonstration in London last summer against Israel’s abuse of its military power against Gaza.
Duncan’s speech delivers a damning verdict on Israel
By H A Hellyer, The National
October 16, 2014
Earlier this week, the British Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognising Palestine as a state. Perhaps even more importantly, Continue →
Adolph Eichmann in his cell in Galami Prison in Israel as he awaits his trial. Getty Images
The Banality of Evil: The Demise of a Legend
Review by Richard Wolin,
Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
By Bettina Stangneth, translated by Ruth Martin
Alfred A. Knopf, 608 pp., $35
Jewish Review Continue →
This posting has these items:
1) Jewish Forward: Want To Engage Young Jews? Look to Open Hillel;
2) JTA: After rejecting BDS ban, Open Hillel holds first conference, lengthy report showing how seriously the Jewish establishment is taking the event;
3) Haaretz: The Israel conversation American Jewish leaders aren’t willing Continue →
The Israel lobby may have Congress in its pocket, but Mitchell Plitnick doubts its influence elsewhere. Above, JVP supporters in Irvine, CA, 2011.
The Cold Realities of US Policy in Israel-Palestine
By Mitchell Plitnick, MERIP
October 15, 2014
During the summertime war in Gaza, the two most progressive members of the US Senate stirred Continue →