This week’s Middle East Notes highlight hopes and fears concerning the success or failure of the Kerry negotiations and the possible implications of both, reflections on Ariel Sharon and his legacy, the conflicting and conflict provoking meanings of Israel as a “Jewish State,” and other issues.
Middle East Notes
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles from Ha’aretz and other sources concerning the continuing peace negotiations, settlement activity, the growing boycott movement of Israeli goods produced on the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas’ Christmas message, and other issues of hope and conflict for the New Year.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles concerning Israeli security issues, the future of Israel, drone fears in Gaza, continuing boycott moves, violations of Palestinian rights not only in the occupied territories but Israel itself, reflections on Mandela, apartheid and Israel’s leaders, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles concerning settlements and the Netanyahu government, the relationship between Obama and Netanyahu, injustices towards the Palestinians, and reflections on the newly agreed upon Iran nuclear agreement, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles on the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, continued settlement construction, the region’s invisible Christians, control of the Jordan Valley, the “de-development” strategy of the Israeli government towards the Palestinians, Secretary Kerry’s public criticism of Israel’s settlement activities, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning continuing settlement activity, a report of U.S. financial assistance to Israel, criticism and defense of Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, plans for a “Truth Commission” concerning the foundation of the State of Israel, contradictions in defining Israel as a Jewish state, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning the possibility and impossibility of the two-state solution, a review of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, volunteerism in Palestine, continued settlement activity, apartheid, Gaza’s isolation, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles on the continuing peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, comments on Ian Lustick’s New York Times article, the impossibility of a “Jewish State,” implications of the reality that it seems that Jews are now a minority in Israel and the Occupied Territories combined, failure of the Oslo Accords, Israel’s relationship to Syria’s civil war, and more.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning various views of the success or failure of the Oslo Accords, the role of the UN and of U.S. Jews in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the possibility of the two-state solution being only an illusion, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning the continuing Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations, the hope and possibility of a two or more nation federation, the isolation and unawareness of U.S. Jews to the suffering of the Palestinians, opposition to U.S. military intervention in Syria, Pope Francis’ plea for peace among nations through encounter and dialog, and other issues.