Monthly Archives: July 2010

EDITORIAL: CANADA INVOKES SEMA AGAINST IRAN

I had never heard of the Special Economic Measures Act until Liberal Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler, who is the chair of the Responsibility to Prevent Coalition started...

Antisemitism and Introspection

Robert s. Wistrich This year, Tisha B'Av (the annual Jewish fast day commemorating the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem) once again reminded us of the dangers of “gratuitous hatred” without...

The Nakba Obsession: The Palestinian national narrative is the biggest obstacle to peace in...

A specter is haunting the prospective Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations-the specter of the Nakba. The literal meaning of the Arabic word is “disaster”; but in its current, expansive usage, it connotes a historical catastrophe inflicted...

OVER 137,000 SIGN PETITION INITIATED BY REISMAN TO FREE SAKINEH

Former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Minister of Women’s Affairs of Iran Mahnaz Afkhami, actor Michael Douglas, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, and singer Annie Lennox, are among the over 137,000 people...

Israeli distrust of the Palestinian security services

Israeli security forces show great suspicion toward the Palestinian security apparatus in the West Bank despite the fact that they battle Hamas and were trained by the U.S. General Dayton. Israel assesses that a scenario of another...

‘Israel interfering in U.S. efforts in West Bank’: Report submitted to U.S. House Committee...

A report by a U.S. government watchdog has found that the Israeli government's conduct in recent years - including delaying the transfer to Palestinian security forces of AK-47 rifles, radios, vehicles and uniforms -...

Constructive Clarity in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

MK Ze’ev Binyamin Begin (Beni Begin) is currently Minister without Portfolio and a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu's forum of seven senior ministers. Currently serving his fourth term, he first served in the Knesset...

Why Are the Palestinians Opposed to Ending the Occupation?

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi is a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is a co-founder of the Orient Research Group Ltd....

Daniel Schorr: An Interview for the Jewish Student Press Service on the CIA in...

REPUBLISHED IN MEMORY OF DANIEL SCHORR, WHO DIED THIS WEEK AT THE AGE OF 93 Oct. 21, 1976 WYNNEWOOD, PA (Interview followed Schorr's revelation of confidential CIA files to the US Congress) I entered the Rabbi’s study at...

It Happened Again:More East Jerusalem Arabs Tell Me that They Prefer Israel Over the...

Pollsters Yaacob Shamir and Khalil Shakiki Photo by Rhonda Spivak. Carob juice vendor outside Damascus Gate, Old City, East Jerusalem. (Note: the person in this photo was not interviewed.) Photo by Rhonda Spivak. Shopkeeper in East Jerusalem's Arab...