Hasbara — a tale of official neglect

Those of us fighting against the tsunami of anti-Israel haters were not surprised to read the State Comptroller’s report accusing Israeli government ministries of gross negligence in the fight against anti-Israel activism. The headlines of one Israeli media outlet, covering the State Comptroller’s report, called the government “dysfunctional” and “failing utterly” in its fight against… Read More

Letters, June 2, 2016

Skeptical of Clinton’s vow for support for Israel After reading [that] Hillary “Clinton vows to ‘nurture and protect’ Israel” (May 12, 2016) I’m reminded of another Clinton vow. The place was Andrews Air Force Base.  The date was Sept 14, 2012 and the occasion was the transfer of remains [ceremony] of the four Americans killed in… Read More

Sherman Says DNC will unify around two-state solution

The 15 members of the Democratic National Committee’s platform drafting committee, named last week, include a diversity of voices surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the steadfastly pro-Israel Wendy Sherman to Palestinian advocates James Zogby and Dr. Cornel West. Despite these differences, Sherman, a former state department ambassador who served as the lead negotiator in the… Read More

Netanyahu leans right

With his offer to bring the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party into his governing coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has probably formed the most right-wing ruling coalition in the country’s history. And with his offer to make party leader Avigdor Lieberman defense minister, Netanyahu is putting Israel’s formidable armed forces into the hands of a… Read More

Pro-peace, not anti-Israel

Over the last several years, mainline Protestant denominations have become increasingly active in their opposition to Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria, known to the rest of the world as the West Bank. The territory is where Palestinians hope one day to establish a state. In support of that effort, the churches have turned to… Read More