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“Security” for Israel? For Palestine?

What does the term security mean for a nation?    Safety, refuge from harm, protection?  Most countries now employ government agencies for internal and international defense against threats domestic and foreign.  In the U.S. think FBI and CIA.  In Israel its … Continue reading

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You Say I Am Stubborn

but I maintain I am just firm in my views.  We both have different words (and meanings) for you and for me.  Same issue.  We can’t negotiate effectively in a conflict without defining the terms.  I need to know what … Continue reading

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Holy Land Earthquake

Guidelines put out this week by the European Union caused shaking in Israel. http://www.scribd.com/doc/154273042/Guidelines-on-IL-and-EU-Funding-Instruments “A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the new ruling, which was published on June 30, as an “earthquake.” http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.535952 First a little … Continue reading

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Behold the Duck

swimming gracefully on the placid water, trailing behind a gentle wake in the morning sunshine.  Beautiful, peaceful he glides, showing his Mallard colors.  It looks effortless.  But only because we don’t see the sometimes furious paddling below the surface.  Let’s … 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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“THE FATHERS HAVE EATEN SOUR GRAPES

and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” The Jewish prophet Jeremiah spoke of an ancient saying. But then he continues, “Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge.” … 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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