A Bone in America’s Throat

Posted November 13, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

Even before the voting began, Israeli politicians and pundits were asking: Will an Obama Administration be good for Israel? “Be good for Israel” is our code for “Will the US allow us to keep our settlements and continue to support our efforts to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from ever bearing fruit?” For Americans the… Read more »

Sixty years after Deir Yassin

Posted August 4, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

As a 10-year-old growing up in Johannesburg, I celebrated Israel’s birth, 60 years ago. I unquestionably accepted the dramatic accounts of so-called self-defensive actions against Arab violence, to secure the Jewish state; the type of indoctrination South African cartoonist Zapiro so bitingly exposes in his work, raising the hackles of scribes such as David Saks… Read more »

A Report on Jeff Halper’s London Book Launch

Posted May 31, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

This Thursday was the official launch of Jeff Halper’s new book, “An Israeli in Palestine”, at a public event in Hampstead. Extra chairs had to be put out for the numbers of people who came to listen to Jeff in conversation with Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London…. Read more »

RETHINKING ISRAEL AFTER SIXTY YEARS

Posted May 18, 2008, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

Israeli Independence Day 2008, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the rise of the Jewish State, should be cause for sober reflection and re-evaluation as well as celebration. Indeed, we Israeli Jews have much to celebrate. But something, it appears, is amiss. Israelas 60 Year gala appeared exaggerated, the joy expressed through the blaring loudspeakers somewhat… Read more »

NOT ONLY TERRITORY, BUT VIABILITY

Posted August 10, 2007, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

On paper, the headlines sounded promising, even stirring. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, it was reported, told Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at their meeting in Jericho that he would push for the establishment of a Palestinian state as “fast as possible” on _the equivalent to 100 percent of the territories conquered in 1967._ The Palestinians,… Read more »

When Palestinian Kills Palestinian…..

Posted June 6, 2006, by & filed under Articles, Opinion.

……we are dismayed. It seems to undermine all we fight for, for the benefit of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. But we do not live in a clear-cut world where causes fall into simplistic black and white categories. In every basket there are bad eggs. And consider Dostoyevsky’s contention that man cannot live without hope,… Read more »