Posts Tagged “Jews”

Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots

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Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots

Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots NEW YORK — Today, T’ruah, a rabbinic human rights organization that represents over 2,000 rabbis and cantors and their communities, issued the following statement calling for an end to violence sparked by an Israeli youth attack on Palestinians and subsequent death of Israeli Ahuvia Sandak. Rabbi…

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Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community

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Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community

Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community A once-thriving community with roots dating back hundreds of years, they are now a silent and forgotten minority. The Arab News Newspaper, the Middle East’s leading English language publication, tracked down Lebanese Jews in the diaspora to talk to them about their memories of a lost…

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Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights

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Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights

Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights Kairos Palestine, the largest organization representing Christian Palestinians in the Middle East, issued a statement this week rejecting Trump’s “Deal of the Century” calling it a plan to further subjugate and erase Palestinian rights. The Christian Palestinian group urges recognition of Palestinian rights. “Peace, peace,…

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Jewish and Muslim Partnership  commemorate Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

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Jewish and Muslim Partnership  commemorate Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

Jewish and Muslim Partnership  commemorate Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting FOUNDATION FOR ETHNIC UNDERSTANDING & MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE JOIN TOGETHER FOR SEASON OF TWINNING PROGRAM As the first anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting approaches, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) and the Muslim World League announced an historic partnership for an innovative Season of…

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Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel

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Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel

Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a political advocacy network based on an extreme version of Christian Zionism. This network calls on all Christians to offer total support for the State of Israel. As an American organization CUFI is part of the wider…

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Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict By Froy Jimenez  As a World History teacher, one of the major skills I encourage students to develop is a balanced, evidence-based position on complex topics.  Politics in the Middle-East is complicated to say the least.  To be more specific, the topic of…

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UN criticizes Israel’s “Nation State Law” as “discriminatory”

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UN criticizes Israel’s “Nation State Law” as “discriminatory”

UN criticizes Israel’s “Nation State Law” as “discriminatory” UN Special Rapporteurs give Israel 60 days to respond to ‘deep concerns’ regarding Jewish Nation-State Law. Four Special Rapporteurs express ‘deep concern’ that Nation-State Law is ‘discriminatory in nature and in practice against non-Jewish citizens and other minorities and does not apply the principle of equality between citizens,…

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast Israeli writer and author Larry Derfner joined Palestinian writer Ray Hanania on TheArabStreet.org Podcast for a discussion about the challenges facing Palestinians and Israelis and the fight for peace. Born and raised in the U.S., Derfner started his career in journalism in Los Angeles and continued…

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare principle: do no harm in delivering assistance. Implication: in helping Israelis, do not hurt Palestinians.  By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare…

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Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour

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Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour

Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel…

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder The mainstream news media rarely covers Palestinian government and community activities, unless they can spin them as a negative and critical news report. When they do, they exaggerate the controversies, add words and phrases that were never there, and use them to underscore why Israelis are…

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New One-State Foundation launched in Netherlands

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New One-State Foundation launched in Netherlands

New One-State Foundation launched in Netherlands Launch of The One State Foundation: a new Palestinian-Israeli initiative to grow debate and support for a one state solution After over 70 years of conflict, 50 years of occupation and close to 25 years of a detrimental and counterproductive peace process it is more urgent than ever to…

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