Rightwing extremist leaders rule in the US - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Tosefta
    • 23.12.07 | 17:08 (IST)

    "[Seymour] Reich said the vote also "undermines the credibility of the Conference because it doesn't reflect the views of the American Jewish community, which -- while attached to Jerusalem -- is prepared to say everything is on the table." But supporters pointed to a recent American Jewish Committee poll showing a growing majority of American Jews - 58 percent - now oppose compromise on Jerusalem." - Jewish Week Unfortunately, the US Jewish leadership is dominated by rightwingers. When Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and an extreme rightwinger, the leadership supported him (see #31). Now that he is willing to compromise, they oppose him. If it were up to the Jewish leaders in the US, there would have been no Oslo. One great act by AIPAC was to help pass the "US embassy in Jerusalem" law, which was meant to undermine Oslo and was opposed by President Clinton and PM Rabin. The solution for Israel is to take the money but ignore the views of these leaders. Meet with them, make them feel important, then ignore their views. They will not suffer the consequences of their opinions, so they shouldn't be taken seriously.

    from the article: Reform head: U.S. Jews must not oppose compromise on Jerusalem
    First published 00:00 22.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.12.07
Haaretz Headlines
J Street Israel director Yael Patir
Head of J Street Israel refuses to take the blame for lack of peace

Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.

01:12 01.05.16 | 4 comments
Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, shot after attempted stabbing at Qalandi

Israel Police refuse to release video of thwarted West Bank stabbing attack

Eyewitness accounts by Palestinians contradict police's claim that Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and her brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, refused their request to stop and posed a threat to officers.

Turkish police
Two Israeli Bedouin reportedly kidnapped and then released in Turkey

The family had received a $200,000 ransom demand, which had not been paid, the father of one of the students said.

03:22 01.05.16 | 1 comments
A tricycle in the courtyard of the Beit Safra hostel in Carmiel
Neglect, untrained counselors and zero supervision: What happens in Israel’s homes for the autistic

With an annual increase of 15 percent in those diagnosed with autism, there is a serious lack of a framework for autistic individuals.

06:08 01.05.16 | 0 comments