More on the Haas’ My View, Jerusalem

It’s been a busy week for pro- and anti-Israel writings in the New Mexico media. Yasher Koach to Ruth Moss (“Israel not to blame for Palestinian suffering”), Berel Levertov (“Community Celebrates Chanukah Together”), Zach Benjamin (“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Period”), for […]

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Bill Stewart and Gerald Rosen – Birds of a Feather in the New Mexican?

Interesting how the Santa Fe New Mexican is happy to publish articles that highlight negative and struggling aspects of Israel or its politics or leaders (see, for example, the past two weeks including here, here, here, and here), but doesn’t seem to cover positive […]

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The Confusion over Jerusalem in the Media; the role of the Ambassador-Designate, David Friedman

1.  The US Embassy in Jerusalem Should we move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv?  Every presidential candidate since Bill Clinton (except for Hillary Clinton this year) has claimed (s)he would do it unilaterally, unrelated to any particular peace […]

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The History of the Term “Palestine”; Has There Ever Been a Sovereign Arab State in Palestine?

Origins of the Name “Palestine” from:  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/palname.html Though the definite origins of the word “Palestine” have been debated for years and are still not known for sure, the name is believed to be derived from the Egyptian and Hebrew word peleshet. […]

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