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What Secretary John Kerry Said

SAVING THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION I WANT TO SHARE candid thoughts about an issue that for decades has animated the foreign policy dialogue here and around the world -– the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout his administration, President Obama has been deeply committed to Israel and its security, and that commitment has guided his pursuit of peace in […]

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August 3: Bruce Cohen’s Interns for Peace

Bruce M. Cohen, the American rabbi who co-founded Interns for Peace in Israel, died at 65 in White Plains, New York on this date in 2010. Cohen visited Israel after several Israeli Arabs were killed by the Israeli army during Land Day protests in 1976. Following a speech he gave in Jerusalem, he was approached […]

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March 28: Arab League Peace Initiative

The Arab League Peace Initiative, a comprehensive Mideast peace plan sponsored by Saudi Arabia, was published at the Arab League Summit on this date in 2002. The Initiative proposed a normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab world if Israel would withdraw from the Occupied Territories, including East Jerusalem, and work out a “just […]

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January 29: Abie Nathan

Israeli peace activist Abie Nathan was awarded the Abraham Joshua Heschel Peace Award by the Jewish Peace Fellowship on this date in 1992. His daughter, Sharona Nathan El Saieh, accepted the award on behalf of her father, who was serving prison time in Israel for meeting with Yasser Arafat. Nathan had a history of intrepid […]

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