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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli-Palestinian conflict’

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Essay: Overriding Obstacle

Palestinians stymie their statehood bid by delegitimizing Israel. The vaunted two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hinges on a joint willingness to negotiate, compromise and truly change. Desirable as that solution is, it will remain a pipedream without a concurrent shift in attitude and action by both sides. A new dynamic could derive from coexistence…

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image from Emory Douglas slide showing Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler saying "guilty of genocide” and giving a definition of genocide at the bottom of the artwork as "the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation."

Crossing A Line

Artist’s lecture features slide of his work equating Netanyahu with Hitler. Above: Emory Douglas showed this slide of his work during an Oct. 4 Stamps Speaker Series lecture from the U-M School of Art & Design. Credit: Alexa Smith/Facebook Emory Douglas, a California graphic artist and former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, drew the…

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Hillel teachers are busy setting up their learning communities. There are many new initiatives at HDS, one of which is expanding the Jewish preschool

New At Hillel Day School

Gabriella Burman Special to the Jewish News New At Hillel Day School Staff will implement new initiatives to increase student success. Following a celebratory 60th school year, Hillel Day School is kicking off its 61st school year with plans to expand its Early Childhood Center, which is filled to capacity. “We’ve had wait lists for…

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Jonas Jacobsson

Commentary: An Interesting Read

Israeli Journalist and author Yossi Klein Halevi’s professional credentials suggest that he should be a cynic, always looking at the glass as half-empty. Yet, he has a written a book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, which reveals a man still filled with hope — perhaps not much, but some hope — that the intractable Israeli-Palestinian…

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Jerusalem

Essay: Transformative Moment?

Without sweeping change, Palestinian culture won’t permit making peace with Israel. It’s stereotypical and wrong to suggest all Palestinians are morally bankrupt. Still, legions of ordinary Palestinians have been poisoned by a raging culture of anti-Zionist venom spewed by many in positions of power. In a compelling commentary released by Jewish News Syndicate, Stephen Flatow,…

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Fauda

Fauda Review

For those of you who haven’t seen Fauda yet, you absolutely need to check it out. Fauda, named after the Arabic word for “chaos,” is a political thriller centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The show has recently gotten a lot of attention due to the May release of the second season and announcement that it has already…

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U-M students Gaby Roth of New Jersey and Natan Gorod of Atlanta participated in Israel Day 2017. Roth was an author of the Canary Mission letter.

Canary Mission Hurts Israel Supporters On Campus

We are Jewish and pro-Israel students who are active within our Jewish communities on college campuses across North America. Many of us have helped organize against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-affiliated movements throughout our time on campus. Over the course of our time fighting BDS campaigns, Canary Mission was brought to our attention repeatedly. Canary Mission…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Jewish@edu – Value Of Knowledge

HMD’s Israel Fellowship offers ways to form your own opinions. On occasion, I have found myself watching an argument and observing that the foundation of the argument was a simple misunderstanding. How often has this happened in your life? As college students we find everything is about becoming the people we want to be and…

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Jerusalem. Symbolic of U.S. Embassy move

Will The New U.S. Embassy Lead To Peace?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. The U.S. Embassy has moved. Will it help or hinder the prospects for peace between the Israelis and…

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