Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Killing of a 12 Year Old Child: Another Perspective

On Sept. 30, 2000, the news agency Agence France Presse had a cameraman filming during an exchange of gunfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen/rioters. The cameraman focused in tightly on a father and...

When Mark Twain visited Joseph’s Tomb

Excerpt: "Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain EXCURSION TO THE HOLY LAND, EGYPT, THE CRIMEA, GREECE, AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS OF INTEREST. BROOKLYN, February 1st, 1867: CHAPTER XLVII. Joseph became rich, distinguished, powerful -- as the Bible expresses it,...

Sending children to die on the front-line of battle. From Golda to Gaza

"We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children"- GOLDA MEIR, 1972 During my first year in Israel, 30 years ago, Golda Meir was the Prime Minister. I remember the affection that I...

When the ADL Went Soft on Arafat’s Textbooks

In September, 2000, Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti Defamation League(ADL), led a delegation of donors to dedicate a new ADL office in Jerusalem, and then meet with parties to the sensitive...

Palestinian Schoolbooks Under Fire

BEITUNIYA, West Bank (AP) _ Ask Karam Jamil about Jerusalem, just a few miles away from his school, and the first-grader's hand flies up: "It's the capital of Palestine, and it's where we pray." Ask...

Arafat in Amman: No Need to Stop the Fighting

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat arrived in Amman in a better mood than usual. Arafat kissed both cheeks of Jordan's King Abdullah and then pulled the monarch toward him and kissed his...

Did Major General Yaakov Or Fool Himself or Did the Israeli Government Fool Itself...

Major General Yaakov Or, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, has invested the last three-and-a-half years in slowly and carefully building up a broad network of contacts with the Palestinian Authority. Or...

Text of Letter Sent by Likud Leader Ariel Sharon to US Sec’y of State...

Her Excellency Mrs. Madelaine Allbright Secretary of State The State Dept. Washington DC. Monday October 2, 20000 Dear Secretarv Allbright: I deeply regret, and I find it totally unacceptable that your spokesman was quick to make a...

The first interview with Senator Lieberman in the Jewish media since his vice presidential...

In his first major interview with a Jewish newspaper since being nominated, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman shared his opinions with the Jewish Advocate on the status of Jerusalem, American Jewry and...

Has the Israeli human rights community abandoned human rights in favor of political expediency?

A commitment to human rights and civil liberties includes an inherent even if unwritten oath to uphold the principles of human dignity, regardless of any political or ethnic considerations. For example, in 1992, in the...