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Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian’

Israeli flag waving in the wind

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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a mailbox with the number "20" on it in front of some greenery

Letters – October 4, 2018

Girls Have the Right to Say No My family and I read with great sadness the story of Ethan Bean’s too-short life (Sept. 13, page 10). We are immeasurably thankful to his family for sharing his story and his struggle with the community, and I am certain that their bravery will help others and save…

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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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Cherie Brown, founder and CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute in Silver Spring, Md., conducted an anti-Semitism training at U-M Hillel early this year. Credit: U-M Hillel

UPDATE: Israel Bias

U-M professor criticized for refusal to write recommendation letter for study in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni reacted with criticism to Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the student wanted to study in Israel. Cheney-Lippold…

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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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University of Michigan block M on a hot air balloon.

Israel Bias

U-M professor refuses to write recommendation for student desiring study abroad in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni quickly criticized LSA Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write undergraduate Abigail Ingber a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the country she wanted to…

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The historic handshake between Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin on the Declaration of Principles

PLO And Israel Recognize Each Other’s Existence

Center for Israel Education September 9, 1993 After nine months of secret contacts mediated by Norwegian diplomats, the PLO and Israel recognize each others’ existence. In the agreement, the PLO agreed to renounce terror and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. The documents were signed in Jerusalem…

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A delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe visited the Arab village of Husan last month.

Practical Co-Existence

Local rabbi visits Arab village with a grassroots group of Palestinians and Israelis. Last month on a rabbinical conference in Israel conducted by the pluralistic Shalom Hartman Institute, Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, along with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe, visited the Arab village of…

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