Haaretz - APN's Ori Nir: Intransigent Israeli government policies are alienating US Jews

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The following article was published in the English edition of Israel's Haaretz daily on October 13, 2013

By Ori Nir 

Two recently published surveys should make the Israeli government pause and ponder the impact of its intransigent policies on its staunchest supporters, American Jews.

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Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The old city of Jerusalem, which includes the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock, has often been a flashpoint for violence. East Jerusalem, which is majority Palestinian, was annexed by Israel in the wake of the 1967 war and officially united with (majority Jewish) West Jerusalem.

News Nosh 10.14.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Monday October 14, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"... if you observe American Jews, you know full well that young American Jews are much less disposed to tolerate the cognitive dissonance that results from the clash between their values and some Israeli policies."
--Americans for Peace Now spokesman, Ori Nir, analyzes recent polls showing a new American Jewish generation that is alienated from an intransigent Israel.**


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News Nosh 10.13.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Sunday October 13, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"Students need music in order to cry, she explained."
--Haaretz education affairs reporter Or Kashti describes how the Israeli education system manipulates Israeli teenagers' feelings of fear to instill nationalist messages.**


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News Nosh 10.11.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Friday October 11, 2013

 

Numbers of the day:

14.1% and 8.1%
-- The percentage of ultra-Orthodox and national religious youths who claimed former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed by an Arab.**


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Book Review: Sayed Kashua, Second Person Singular

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This is the ninth in a series of reviews of new books on Middle Eastern affairs. We asked Dr. Gail Weigl, an APN volunteer and a professor of art history, to review Sayed Kashua's novel on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. 

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News Nosh 10.10.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Thursday October 10, 2013

 

Number of the day:

175.
--Number of pupils in lock-down in their school in the village of Jalud, while Israeli settlers attacked.**


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News Nosh 10.09.13

APN's daily news review from Israel

Wednesday October 09, 2013

 

Quote of the day:

"My father didn't come to Haifa from the Budapest ghetto in order to get recognition from Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas)."
--Yair Lapid tells Charlie Rose that Israel does not need a declaration from the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state.**


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Israeli Settlements

Israel began establishing civilian communities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and Sinai Peninsula after capturing these territories in the 1967 war. Israel withdrew from Sinai in 1982 as part of its obligations under the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace agreement. Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. The issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and their continued expansion remains central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

People MUST know.

The Israeli daily, Ma'ariv, recently ran a story about construction in East Jerusalem, and told its readers, "These figures were given to us by Hagit Ofran, who heads the Settlement Watch program for Peace Now [Shalom Achshav]. Ofran carefully monitors each and every construction permit given to neighborhoods beyond the Green Line and documents them. She was the only one who could give us the precise numbers in an orderly Excel chart."

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