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Inside the Israeli-Government-Sponsored Settler Party Too Extreme for AIPAC

by Noah Kulwin Image credit:  Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com   CRAMMED INSIDE THE BASEMENT of the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on Monday afternoon, the leading lights of the Israeli settler movement and their allies had a little celebration. Just a few blocks from the comparatively moderate 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference, the Israeli Ministry of […]

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The King’s Torah: Preemptive Murder of Non-Jews

West Bank settlement leader Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira was arrested by Israeli police on this date in 2010 on suspicion of incitement to violence, several months after the publication of his book, The King’s Torah (Torat Ha’Melech), which defended the killing of non-Jews, who are “uncompassionate by nature,” in order to “curb their evil inclination.” “If we kill a gentile […]

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Trump and Netanyahu Scramble the Board

by Allan C. Brownfeld AT HIS MEETING with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, President Trump abandoned decades of bipartisan U.S. policy and declared that the U.S. would no longer insist on the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. In Trump’s words, either a […]

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I Owe My Life to My Attacker

by Rabbi Arik Ascherman Rabbi Arik Ascherman, the founder of Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) in Israel and a very courageous activist on behalf of Israeli-Palestinian peace, was recently attacked by a masked settler while investigating the destruction of fruit trees on the West Bank. The following is his account of the event. Donations can […]

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The Assassination

The Murder of Rabin, the Murder of Optimism by Sarah Kreimer And I will establish my covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant. And I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land in which thou dost sojourn: all the land […]

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An Unsettled Peace Process

by Alan Elsner Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is annoyed. Before meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday in Jerusalem, Netanyahu complained about a recent European Union decision to stop EU grants, prizes and loans from going to Israeli entities located in the occupied territories or that conduct activities there. “I have to say,” Netanyahu […]

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The Challenge of Repatriating Israel’s Settlers

by Ron Skolnik “Ve’shavu banim gl’gvulam” — “Your children will return to their own land” (Jeremiah 31:17) During the Q&A segment of a talk I recently delivered in Connecticut, a questioner scolded me on my use of the term “settlers” to refer to Israelis who reside in territories captured by Israel during war of June […]

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