Category Archives: Wrong side of justice and peace

OF COURSE, WRITE YOUR SENATORS

Okaay…that’s a way a democracy works.  The lawmakers need to hear our concerns so they can do something about them.  We vote them in to represent us. They probably get too many phone calls and e-mails so I decided to … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS IT BOILING?

The Middle East/North Africa pot bubbles with conflict while we in the United States try to “help.”  But it doesn’t seem to work.  There’s oil there, and we do understand that.  But being separated by large seas and being a … Continue reading

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“AS HE APPROACHED JERUSALEM…HE WEPT OVER IT…”

The heartfelt cry of the great man of Galilee spontaneously burst out for all time. He rode on a colt, coming over the crest of the Mount of Olives. He loved the country of his birth, its people and the … Continue reading

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DARKNESS BEFORE THE DAWN

It didn’t work…or did it? Several days ago the tent camp collapsed when Israeli soldiers came in the middle of the night. Headlines in Jerusalem: Israeli security forces evacuate activists from Palestinian tent outpost in E-1 area Heavy security forces … Continue reading

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PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD – REACTIONS

A headline in Haaretz, the Jerusalem newspaper for November 30th trumpeted: “In response to UN vote, Israel to build 3,000 new homes in settlements.” It continued, “Netanyahu orders thousands of new housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank; … Continue reading

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PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD—WHY SHOULD AMERICANS CARE?

Irwin Cotler writes today in Haaretz, a Jerusalem newspaper:   “Today, the Palestinian Authority is seeking Observer Status at the UN General Assembly with a view to securing a UN General Assembly vote later in the day.  November 29 is no … Continue reading

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PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD—TO BE OR NOT?

To be decided in the U.N. General Assembly later this week.  In his Op-Ed contribution, New York Times November 25, 2012, Israel’s former deputy foreign minister and minister of justice, Yossi Beilin, concludes: “President Obama and Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin … Continue reading

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