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Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

B & B – Beersheba and Balfour

It is not by chance that they occur within the same week because they are inextricably linked. Without the defeat of the corrupt and oppressive Ottoman Empire it is doubtful whether Jewish independence would...

Will Palestinian Reconciliation Reduce Hamas’ Cash Flow?

When the Palestinians’ two rival governments announced their latest reconciliation deal last month, it raised two obvious questions. The first was whether it would actually be implemented, given that countless similar agreements have been...

Definitive Legal Status of All Jewish communities west of Jordan River

• Attempts to label Jewish presence in ancient Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) as illegal and “colonial” in nature ignores the complexity of this issue, the history of the land, and the unique...

Watching at Beersheba

It is hard to describe the feelings of being in Israel for this very special moment. Particularly, that of being an Australian in Israel and more specifically, spending Tuesday in Beersheba. Overlay that with being a...

In the footsteps of heroes

Among the thousands of visitors to Israel for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac liberation of Beersheba are Aborigine descendants of the original soldiers who took part in the battles. Hosted by KKL Israel and...

The Balfour Declaration: Did the British Promise Palestine to the Jews and Arabs?

On November 2, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Sent by British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour in a letter to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community,...

Bedein at Balfour 100: 18 minutes of Insight

David Bedein: Balfour Declaration Centennial & UNWRA Supported Palestinian Hate Curriculum Held at Orthodox Union (OU) Israel Center