Category Archives: Israeli – Palestinian impasse

Peace Talkers or Peace Makers?

While Egypt and Syria have dominated the news, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has struggled valiantly over several weeks to bring Israel and Palestine together.  He needs our prayers as do both parties to the 65 year-old conflict.  Do … Continue reading

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What’s A Good Zionist to Do?

Not easy these days for those of us in the Israeli government.  People in other countries keep talking about the West Bank, or even worse, Palestine.  The territories are really Judea and Samaria.  And it’s not occupied land since it … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, IN THE HOLY LAND YOU LISTENED

We don’t know what you heard or said behind closed doors, but you spoke eloquently to Israeli young people in Jerusalem. You addressed their historic struggles, their current fears, and the universal longing for freedom, excerpted below: “…For the Jewish people, … Continue reading

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“WILL THESE HANDS NEVER BE CLEAN?”

Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth lamented while repeatedly washing her hands, bloody with the stabbing of the king, “Will these hands never be clean?” And later Macbeth realized “Bloody instructions which being taught, return to plague the inventor.” What do criminal acts … Continue reading

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PALESTINE AND ISRAELS’ GORDIAN KNOT

Settlements, that’s it. The Gordian knot. Palestinians say: We won’t negotiate until you stop building on our land. Israelis say: We won’t stop taking your land. No solution.  The knot remains. “One day, according to ancient Greek legend, a poor … Continue reading

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