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  • Why Destroy Palestinian Jobs?

    In response to the article "Church Asked To Scold Israel; Resolution Calls For Divestiture In Protest" [Oct. 17, Page 1]. This resolution will hurt the very people that it purports to support, the Arab residents of the West Bank. If it is implemented,...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Is liberal Zionism dead?

    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...
  • UCC Resolution Ignores Danger To Israel

    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...
  • Connecticut Conference Of UCC Votes In Support Of Palestinians

    Connecticut Conference Of UCC Votes In Support Of Palestinians
    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." The...
  • Resolution Asks UCC Conference To Divest Interest In Certain Israel Companies

    Resolution Asks UCC Conference To Divest Interest In Certain Israel Companies
    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...
  • Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★

    Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★
    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...
  • Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens

    Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens
    Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war. Marwan Kawasme and...
  • How the war should end

    How the war should end
    Forty-four years ago, an official of the Israel Government Press Office took me on a tour of the West Bank, which was named by the Jordanians in contrast to Jordan, the East Bank, a few years before the Jordanians were kicked out of the West Bank, and...
  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    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. Writing...
  • The soul of Israel is at stake

    The soul of Israel is at stake
    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,...