Will we Americans ever acknowledge our government's active role in destroying the chances for a just and lasting peace between Palestine and Israel?
Bill de Blasio, the new progressive mayor of New York City, has now given us an opportunity to take the fight against AIPAC to the center of its political power among Democrats.
Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.
Dialogue is the only solution. For Israel, long term viability as a Jewish, democratic state in lieu a two-state solution could be demographically impossible. Two states for two peoples to express self-determination is the way forward.
If AIPAC can lose on Syria and lose on Iran, this raises a spectacular question: Could AIPAC also lose on Israel-Palestine?
It was an unusual sight on Friday night at Judaism's most sacred site, the Western Wall. Near the blue-and-white Israeli flag, waving over the multitudes of Sabbath prayer-goers, a group of young adults were holding hands and dancing -- in complete silence.
Every country has immigrants. Israel, however, is one of the only countries that have absorption centers to provide their immigrants with a soft landing and introduction to the country. I had the opportunity to visit one such center, the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center.
Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.
Only a few weeks ago college and university presidents were falling over themselves to be the loudest (if not among the first) to denounce the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel.
Off he drove to the local library, one of his favorite haunts, to drop off and pick up some books. Then he went home, swam laps in his pool -- and died. That's the way to go: alive mentally and physically until the last instant, still thinking about the future.
The situation in Israeli-Palestine requires leadership, from both sides, and in all aspects of our societies. We cannot just leave the hard work for our politicians, all of us have our part to play. Think about the mothers who teach their children tolerance, fairness and forgiveness.
In these digital times, it is not hard to find a Jewish film, anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Still, Jewish film festivals continue to grow and spread across the country, keeping alive not only Jewish life, but the spirit of communal viewing and interaction beyond the screening.
I shall be ever admiring of the Jewish people, even if being "God's chosen" has been far from easy. The Jewish people have survived with faith, intel...
Watching the film as a former journalist, I was struck by the heroism of these two reporters. History had placed them in the middle of a story that the power structure that I myself confronted as a journalist didn't want the world to see.
Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.
Your comments, irrespective of your intentions, will inevitably be seen by Palestinians and anti-Israel activists as an incentive not to reach an agreement; as an indicator that if things fall apart, Israel will be blamed; and as legitimizing boycott activity.