No one can put it better for the masses than Juan Cole: Netanyahu wants the Palestinians to acknowledge that Israel is a “Jewish state.” I don’t understand this demand. Israel is not a Jewish state, it is a multi-cultural state, with about half a million non-Jewish Russians and Ukrainians and 20% of its population is […]
From Jewish Voice for Peace. There is also one featuring an Israeli woman with “I refuse to occupy” written across her cheek. I found this one more striking. Obama’s choice of Irish-Lebanese George Mitchell for Middle East envoy bodes well.
Bold is mine: We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort — even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends […]