UK Jewish Manifesto for MEPs - 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
    • Churchtown
    • 22.02.14 | 14:57 (IST)

    A bit like the curate's egg, good in parts, bad in others, if I am allowed this rather British image. A lot of it is a long list of unilateral demands: if politics is an exercise of give and take, the manifesto is long on take and decidedly short on give. I do note, though, that the deputies come out in favour of a two-state-solution and mention Palestine - a nation that doesn't exist and never existed for a great number of Israeli politicians.No mention of their commitment to the end of the acquisition of land and resources in the occupied territories. A lot of decent, un-antisemitic people in Europe despair over that. It is not enough to demand human rights in the EU, and not apply similar standards to Israel and the Territories. More forceful engagement would go a long way to convince. Let's see what The Knesset Show brings in terms of new thinking there when chancellor Merkel and her entire cabinet come to visit on Monday.

    from the article: U.K. Jews launch 'Jewish manifesto' ahead of European elections
    First published 17:26 21.02.14 | Last updated 17:26 21.02.14
Haaretz Headlines
MK Hanin Zoabi being removed from the podium at the Knesset, February 8, 2016.

Lawmakers approve 'NGO bill' in first reading

Provision requiring employees of non-profits vising Knesset to wear identifying tags taken out at Netanyahu's request.

Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016.

American women aren't voting for Hillary Clinton? Seriously?

African Americans gave Barack Obama 95 percent of their vote, but Clinton's 'natural' constituency seems to be otherwise engaged.

Jewish settlers throws rocks toward Palestinian during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar

No one in Israel has a monopoly over radicalism

The tempo of mutual delegitimization between Israel's political extremes is accelerating. Are we nearing the point where left and right can no longer co-exist?

Venice celebrating its famous Carnival, in January 2016.
Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg help save a dying Jewish community?

The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’

13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments