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.
Middle East Notes
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.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles highlighting settlement activity, the relationship between Christian churches and the government in Israel, comments on Stephen Hawking’s decision not to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference, challenges to the two-state solution, accusations of Israeli apartheid, persistent memories of the Nakba, and other items of interest.
Please note: Opinions expressed in the following articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
This week’s Middle East Notes examines the visit of President Obama to Israel and the West Bank, speeches, comments and commentaries on his visit, and hopes for progress in resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.