South Jerusalem — A Progressive, Skeptical Blog on Israel, Judaism, Culture, Politics, and Literature South Jerusalem — A Progressive, Skeptical Blog on Israel, Judaism, Culture, Politics, and Literature Avigdor Lieberman Smiles at John Kerry. Be Suspicious January 10th, 2014 by Gershom Gorenberg · Politics and Policy Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect: On Sunday morning it seemed that Israeli scientists, or perhaps John Kerry, had learned how to do personality transplants.
Breaking the Silence › Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories
Middle East: MidEastWeb Bashar Assad and the Mysterious West - Is there any reason why only the Syrian regime is allowed to massacre its citizens, while everyone is silent? Scenarios for Egypt - The Egyptian revolution might be the birth of democracy, but it will probably be something else. Prophet and loss statement 2010 - I got most of 2010 right, but failed to predict the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Middle East: MidEastWeb
About Mondoweiss About Mondoweiss Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. It has four principal aims: To publish important developments touching on Israel/Palestine, the American Jewish community and the shifting debate over US foreign policy in a timely fashion.To publish a diversity of voices to promote dialogue on these important issues.To foster the movement for greater fairness and justice for Palestinians in American foreign policy.To offer alternatives to pro-Zionist ideology as a basis for American Jewish identity. This blog is co-edited by Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz. Weiss is 56 and lives in New York state. Horowitz is 39 and lives in Atlanta.
Israel Policy Forum | Principled. Pragmatic. Pro-Israel. Israel Policy Forum | Principled. Pragmatic. Pro-Israel. This week, the state of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations has become significantly more fragile. Early this week, Israel's decision not to release the fourth group of prisoners until the Palestinians agree to continue negotiations prompted several last minute meetings aimed at restoring the talks. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise trip to the region with the intention of meeting Israeli and Palestinian officials. After holding long meetings with Israelis, Kerry ultimately canceled his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Americans for Peace Now Americans for Peace Now Op-ed: Instead of whining about Palestinian incitement, ministers should discuss state of incitement in Israel On Sunday, Israel's cabinet dedicated its weekly meeting to an important issue. Not important - critical. Yossi Kuperwasser, the director-general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, found the time to attend the meeting and even brought along a presentation.
The geniuses who run the Multnomah County Republican Party in Multnomah County, Oregon are honoring Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln by raffling off a rifle in their honor. Read More → One of the most interesting things out of the BridgeGate story today was former Governor, now State Senator Richard Codey's claim that "Democratic Power Brokers" were and still are trying to block the investigation into the bridge closure. I don't know Jersey politics enough to be sure. But everybody I talked to today who really knows New Jersey politics was certain this was a reference to George Norcross, the Democratic boss in South Jersey, probably the most powerful Democrat in the State.

Talking Points - M J Rosenberg's blog

Talking Points - M J Rosenberg's blog
J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans
Log in | Subscribe Caption Fierceness and Reverence Wary of dogma, religious progressives too often eschew bold engagement with life’s complexities.

Tikkun Magazine | A Jewish Magazine, an Interfaith movement

Tikkun Magazine | A Jewish Magazine, an Interfaith movement
Bio: SHEVA is a world music ensemble of original music, established in 1996 in a unique community situated in the Galilee Mountains, northern Israel. SHEVA band members are coming from Muslim and Jewish backgrounds and the main theme in their songs is the call for peace in the Middle East and around the world. SHEVA incorporates instruments from around the world and motives from the roots of Hebrew and Arabic cultures as well as tribal cultures, combining Biblical texts, Sufi prayers and eclectic inspiration from all traditions as well as contemporary music. Sheva Sheva
Palestinian Israeli Peace NGO Forum Marc Conflict Resolution and Religious Peacemaking Marc Conflict Resolution and Religious Peacemaking I am completely committed to a safe haven for Jewish people after 1600 years of insecurity and periodic persecution, occasionally unspeakable tragedy due to homelessness and inequality in a world where many religions still are not used to coexistence as equals. That is why I am happy that the West finally recognized its sins decades ago, after the Holocaust and embraced a safe haven for Jewish people. It is great that there is a place to go, automatic citizenship when facing persecution. Every persecuted people should have such a place to go to, such as Palestinians. That is why I fail to understand why there is any need for such a haven to be called a Jewish state.
A version of this post originally appeared on the RACblog on March 19, 2014. Pay equity for women is a critical social justice issue of today largely because it has serious implications for the economic security of women and families across our nation. Read more about the gender wage gap: Fact sheet from the American Association of University Women. It is also a critical social justice issue, however, because in a society such as ours that places great emphasis on work and the role of employment in our lives and livelihood, paying women less than their male counterparts signals that work done by women is worth less and that women are worth less. Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism
Gush Shalom - Israeli peace bloc
WHAT IS SULHA? | SULHA PEACE PROJECT We are a group of Israelis and Palestinians who meet regularly to encounter the other in our full humanity. Together, we demonstrate that we, the children of Abraham/Ibrahim, share a common destiny. Twelve years ago, at the height of the El Aksa intifada, when Israel and Palestine were locked into terror of the other side, the Sulha Peace Project was born. As coffee shops exploded and soldiers fired into crowds of youths, we brought Israelis and Palestinians together in a human encounter and, through wholehearted listening, we explored and strengthened the bonds that link us with each other. We've been doing it ever since. In contrast to the current atmosphere of distrust, cynicism and despair, we stand for the possibility of cooperation, shared responsibility, and hope.
The Shalom Center | A prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life Last week, the NY Times ran an article called “In The Day a Newly Freed Mandela Came to New York” which glorified New York City’s welcome to Nelson Mandela in 1990. But the Times overlooked an empty chair at the welcome table. Not a single “mainstream” Jewish organization in New York was willing to meet with Mr. Mandela during that 1990 visit.