I realized that the goals of the Labor Movement in America are remarkably similar to those of the late Prime Minister -- and that both believe that positive social reforms, economic quality and education are the only way to benefit society.
This past cannot be ignored or forgotten, but as truth and reconciliation commissions in South Africa and Chile showed, public acknowledgement can go a long way toward allowing people to move into a peaceful future.
The BDS movement is designed to turn the clock back to the time before Israel was created. That will not happen. The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.
What Palestinians would truly like to see is that the Arab world puts its house in order. Empowering the Arab peoples and allowing them to share the political power is the best gift Arabs can give to Palestine.
Organized by genre, theme and country of origin, the different sessions brought a diverse and eye-opening group of over fifty films from eighteen countries to downtown Manhattan audiences, each one presumably carrying with it a "social relevant message" of some importance.
She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.
I didn't join the chorus ridiculing the U.S. for the hypocrisy of its new romance with international law following the Russian occupation of Crimea. But the hypocrisy charge has gotten good play.
I yearn for a day when the boundaries between religions, ethnicities and people fall away, when borders and armies are considered relics of a broken past, when humanity recognizes the unity of all things through God. But we are not there yet.
The seemingly contradictory thinking here actually isn't. In fact, Israel's policies relating to Jerusalem as to the West Bank at large, are utterly consistent.
Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers came to the home of Shadi Sidr and demanded he remove the Palestinian flag from his roof. Shadi is a Palestinian who lives in the H2 area of Hebron and the flag offended his neighbors, the Israeli settlers in the Beit Hadassah settlement.
Justice and fairness must exist in any offer Palestinians are asked to take risks for. After all, Palestinian leaders cannot take chances on any agreement they know the Palestinian public will reject.
While it is clear that Rouhani -- limited by the existing taboos within the Islamic Republic's revolutionary ideology -- cannot alone engineer a change of policy toward Israel, he can aim to re-define Tehran's stance.
Today, an estimated number of 320 clown therapists operate across Israel. Following a chance meeting with a clown therapist who treated Singer's daughter when she was hospitalized five years ago, Singer decided to take a six-month clown therapy course where he learned how to be a medical clown himself.
My school, which is now called Rockwern Academy, by no means labels itself as an inherently Zionist institution. That isn't to say that Israel didn't pervade every nook and cranny and fall from each drop of grape juice.
On Wednesday, March 12, the Knesset forever changed the shape of Israeli society by passing a law that will conscript most Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) young men into the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) starting in 2017.
If more airport authorities were to adopt Ben Gurion's approach, surely it would be more difficult for those intending to do harm to succeed. There is a lot to be said for emphasizing eye contact, behavioral cues, and instinct when addressing the subject of airport security.