| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Before you read this column keep in mind that I still consider myself a liberal Zionist.
But here's the dilemma as clearly stated by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: "I am a Zionist because the story of my forebears convinces me that Jews needed the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
The passing of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ resolution in joining the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement vs. Israel is a step backward toward any peace settlement. Do they remember Neville Chamberlain's and Adolf...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:32 PM
CHESHIRE — The Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ approved a resolution Friday night to divest itself of investments with any companies "profiting from the occupation of the Palestine Territories by the State of Israel."
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ holds its 147th annual meeting Friday in Cheshire, it will be asked to consider a resolution calling for the church to divest any investments in companies "profiting from the occupation of the...
| Oct 16, 2014
As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:40 PM
For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.
Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders.
In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday.
In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...