Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands in from of President Bill Clinton at the White House after signing the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II).

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement Is Signed

September 28, 1995 The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, sometimes referred to as Oslo II, is signed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat in a ceremony at the White House. The agreement established the Palestinian Authority as an elected, self-governing body to oversee Palestinian interests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Its…

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a row of mailboxes line a road with a lot of fallen leaves on it.

Letters – September 27, 2018

End To Palestinian Aid Is Short-Sighted Thank you for publishing Neri Zilber’s thoughtful commentary, “Why Are Some Israelis Worried About Cuts to Palestinian Aid?” (Sept. 13, 2018). The author presents a very measured, objective analysis of why the Trump administration’s current policy is causing great concern among many Israeli security officials who understand that when…

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September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions during their confrontation the previous December/January. Supporters of Israel took particular offense at the Report’s findings and methodology.

Richard Goldstone Presents UN Report

Center for Israel Education September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions…

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The Klein brothers supplied soldiers with soft drinks and snacks — and big hugs of thanks.

Hugs And More

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Oak Park brothers visit IDF soldiers near Gaza. Brothers Noah Klein, 35, and Yosef Klein, 31, found themselves in Israel for three days in July following a family celebration. Noah decided to visit Israeli soldiers to thank them personally for their service. He hired a driver, who suggested visiting the often-overlooked…

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Iranian flag. Photo from pixabay. Iran is determined

Essay: Iran’s Bad Year

Kobi Erez Iran is determined to be the leader of the Middle East and it’s working hard to earn this title. The Shi’ite regime has been attempting to create a territorial continuity expanding from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s getting closer to realizing that goal. This is especially true after the nuclear deal…

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This Narrow Space

Sandee Brawarsky Special to the Jewish News A cancer doctor’s memoir of his years at Hadassah Medical Center crosses cultural, religious and political divides. One of Elisha Waldman’s patients at Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department is a 9-year old Palestinian girl from a village near Jericho. She has a large tumor on her leg,…

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Israel

Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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Torah Shavuot

This Shavuot, I Thought Of Gaza

This month, Jews in Detroit and around the world celebrated receipt of the Torah, reaffirming a contract our ancestors made to remember and keep its teachings. We did this in a variety of ways — reading the Ten Commandments in synagogue, eating dairy treats at home (I still don’t get that one) and studying deep…

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My Personal Experiences With Palestinians and Israel

In 1967, a few months after the Six-Day War, I stopped in Beirut, Lebanon, on my way back from a trip to India. This was eight years before the Lebanese Civil War, and the city was incredibly beautiful — especially near the shore. The quiet harbor water was deep blue. A little further down the…

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