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The Kerry Speech Illustrates Our Political Dysfunction: Hard Truths Too Late, But Not The Whole Truth

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on December 30, 2016 at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-kerry-speech-illustrates-our-political-dysfunction_us_58668306e4b014e7c72ee0cf.)

In his UN Security Council speech earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry finally delivered some… 1,705 more words

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Hear O Israel these parting truths — John Kerry

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in Mondoweiss on December 28, 2016 at http://mondoweiss.net/2016/12/israel-parting-truths/.)

The most disturbing thing about the landmark speech that Secretary of State John Kerry just delivered is that the American political system is so dysfunctional that the truth could be spoken only after – not before – a national election, in the short period between the end of one Administration and the beginning of another. 993 more words

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Instead of the Two State Solution: An Alternative Vision for Peace in Israel-Palestine

CO-AUTHORED BY JONATHAN KUTTAB

Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian attorney and human rights activist who grew up in East Jerusalem, graduated from University of Virginia Law School, and has worked at the Iaw firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander. 3,072 more words

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Church of Sweden explores BDS as 'only chance to liberate Palestinians and Israeli Jews'

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in Mondoweiss on August 30, 2016 at http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/explores-liberate-palestinians/.)

The week before last, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America became the 9th North American Christian denomination to adopt some measure of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (“BDS”), voting to implement an investment screen restricting church investments in corporations that profit from human rights abuses against Palestinians. 1,957 more words

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Israel’s War on Gaza: American Jews Must Speak Out

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on August 1, 2014 at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-herbst/israels-rain-of-terror-on_b_5642396.html.)

I know how tough this is, but at some point, we have to overcome our tribal loyalties and speak out. 845 more words

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From the Late Settler Rabbi for Peace: Hear O Israel (and America): Give Up Your Pride and Arrogance

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on March, 2013 at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-herbst/rabbi-menachem-froman_b_2884221.html.)

President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel prompts us to note the death from cancer last week of a fascinating and prophetic religious figure in the West Bank — Chief Rabbi Menachem Froman of the Takoa settlement, a few miles from the Dead Sea. 827 more words

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