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  • 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...
  • Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza

    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...
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had to grow up for 'The Honorable Woman'

    Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had to grow up for 'The Honorable Woman'
    In "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity's most enduring conflicts. As a child, Nessa...
  • 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,...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    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...
  • Israel needs peace partner, security to resolve conflict

    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...
  • Do Hamas and Israel want peace?

    Do Hamas and Israel want peace?
    Now that the active shooting between Israel and Hamas has subsided, it is time to look at a larger question. Both sides believe that the other does not want peace. Israel describes Hamas as a terrorist organization bent upon its destruction and Hamas...
  • 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...