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For better or for worse, the reality is that some people are dangerous as long as they are alive, and they are so because they made themselves that way.

Saturday Feb 27, 2:30 PM: Session: Jerusalem: Divisible with Liberty and Justice For All? Chair: Yuval Beziman, Usa Director, Geneva Initiative Moderator: Eetta Prince-Gibson, Eitor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Report Panel: Rabbi Ed Feld – Senior Editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem, Danny Seidemann – Founder of Terrestrial Jerusalem, Laura Wharton – Member of Jerusalem City Council Prince-Gibson: […]

Good morning all. Day 2 is filled with Panel and Plenary Sessions. I, of course, can only be in one place at a time so we will be starting with Do Israelis “Care About Peace”? Saturday, Feb. 27, 9:00 AM: Chair: Hanna Barag, Board Member, Yesh Din. Israeli organization that monitors and advocates for the […]

As you prepare to undertake the Afghanistan War Policy Review, I thought it might be time for me to undertake my own American Presidency Policy Review. As the ground situations in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed dramatically as the result of your decisions, so the ground situation in the United States has changed (or in some cases failed to change) as the result of me, and many millions like me, choosing you to lead our new American Soil ground strategy. Given the dramatic changes on the ground here in the first week of November, it is time to look at that strategy and see if a course correction is in order, or if the strategy is working.


The simple mention of the word stirs emotions in Jews, Muslims and Christians. Most argue that this is because people do not know what the word means. I disagree. I believe the problem lies in the fact that the word no longer has any meaning at all.

Here, on a liberal blog, where I found myself in agreement with people’s general comments 95% of the time (the rest being trolls), was diatribe after diatribe attacking… well, honestly, the writers didn’t even seem to know exactly what they were attacking. I had been catapulted into a world where the words “Jew”, “Zionist”, “Israeli”, “Occupiers”, “Settlers”,”so-called Jewish”, “dual citizens” and “neo-cons” were all used interchangeably, as were “Palestinian”, “Jordanian”, “terrorist”, “PLO”, “Fatah”, “Hamas” – sometimes in the same sentence. It was a world where people whom I had read on other threads and seemed perfectly rational to me were practically frothing at the mouth.

Like almost everyone I have witnessed and/or been a victim of some sort of discrimination, be it racial or religious. I consider myself to be extremely open-minded and non-judgmental, so writing about racism should be easy, right? Wrong.

As a supporter of Obama’s from day one, with a strong belief that he intends to do the right thing, I believe he should pay very close attention to this resignation letter. I think it is a spot on analysis of the situation. Even Charlie Wilson, the Republican ex-Congressman largely responsible for the Afghan success […]

OK – A little honesty up front. I am an adamant supporter of Obama’s domestic policies, and cautiously optimistic about his foreign policy. I am also as surprised as anyone that he won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. I am not even slightly surprised by the attacks against his winning it that have come […]

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