Haaretz, Oct 30, 2017

A picture released on September 15, 1948 shows Palestinian refugees returning to their village after its surrender during the Arab war against the proclamation of the State of Israel. AFP

In 1921, four years after the Balfour Declaration promised to establish a “national home for the Jewish people” in the Holy Land, Yosef Castel, a well-known public figure in Jerusalem, prepared an alternative version of the declaration. It also centered on establishing a national home, but for two peoples, Jewish and Arab, rather than one.

Oct 8, 2017

100 Years After Balfour is a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices. The film spells out the troubling legacy of the Balfour Declaration, challenging the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration, given the grave consequences of the document for Palestinians above all.

Haaretz, Jul 30, 2017

 

While Israel continues to rule over the West Bank, there are bound to be ever more frequent acts of resistance by a population that is feeling encroached upon by a spreading pattern of Jewish colonization and who yearn for independence.

Haaretz, Sep 11, 2017

 

Netanyahu Jr.’s anti-Semitic cartoon is the latest nail in the coffin of what was once unbridled admiration for the Jewish state

 

 

And all this, without a word about the occupation, land confiscations, price tag operations and the increasingly clear signals sent by Netanyahu that he has no intention of even trying to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. American Jews may realize that some if not most of the troubling phenomena that they object to in Israel stem from the occupation and they are bewildered by Israel’s passivity in peacemaking, but the occupation does not seem to be foremost on their minds, as it isn’t on the minds of most Israelis. The problem isn’t with the occupation, stupid, it’s with Israel itself [....]

Haaretz, Jul 28, 2017

 

Israel’s now set a precedent for barring Jews with different political beliefs. Not protesting? Wait till you see who's deemed ‘undesirable’ next



As a post-Holocaust US Jew, I thought Israel would keep me safe. Now I wonder if they'd even let me in Ofer Vaknin, wikimedia

Imagine the outrage in the Jewish world should the headline read: "European Country Bars Rabbi From Entering Based on Political Beliefs."