Posts Tagged ‘Ramallah’

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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Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018.

58 Dead In Monday’s Riot On Gaza Strip

Above: Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018. Times of Israel Staff The Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry said Tuesday morning that a baby was among those killed during violent border clashes along the territory’s border with Israel the previous…

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person riding a camel in Israel

Demographic Deceit

Fudging population numbers discredits Palestinian cause. One moment, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, sits stunned by Arab claims that there’s population parity between Jews and Arabs west of the Jordan River. The next, such demographic saber-rattling is authoritatively rebuked. Still, the matter of demographics within the contours of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains. Demographic chicanery seems a…

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Ramallah

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 6

We wake up in Jerusalem and the first thing a number of us do is….leave. A separate group of us signed up for a half-day trip to Ramallah in the West Bank. It’s a rare chance to come face-to-face with life behind the Israeli checkpoints of the ‘Green Line’, to see real people whose faces…

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