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Is the Left Israel’s Most Endangered Species?

Likud’s Slogan: It’s “Us or Them” by Ron Skolnik From the Spring, 2015 issue of Jewish Currents. WHEN BINYAMIN NETANYAHU SPOKE to Likud party activists in December 2014 to energize them for the grueling current election campaign, he framed the contest as one that pitted his Likud not against any particular party but against “the […]

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Palestine at the UN: Has Diplomacy Come Full Circle?

Might the U.S. Permit United Nations Action? by Ron Skolnik NEARLY SEVENTY YEARS AGO, the leader of a small stateless people turned to the United Nations to plead their case. Addressing the members of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) in July 1947 at the iconic YMCA building in Jerusalem, Jewish Agency chairman […]

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NEXT UP: Occupation or Annexation

It Won’t Be Pretty for Israel or the Palestinians by Ron Skolnik From the Autumn, 2014 issue of Jewish Currents MARTIN INDYK, SPECIAL ENVOY FOR ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS, made it official on Friday, June 27th: He was resigning and returning to his position at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Obama’s man on the ground had given […]

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A Disunified Celebration of Israel

by Ron Skolnik The 18th-century Swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler, is sometimes credited with being the first to frame the so-called “law of impenetrability.” The principle, simply stated, is that no two things can occupy the same space at the same time. This is a notion that we tend to accept intuitively, from an early age, […]

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