Welcome to YourSpace

By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada

January 27, 2018

I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.

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The privilege of living in Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Aug. 6, 2018) – “It’s the economy stupid,” the slogan that helped Bill Clinton to defeat George W. Bush to become US President, may help Moshe Kahlon, currently Israel’s finance minister, to become the country’s next prime minister. Whereas Clinton’s inspiration is said to have been James Carville, the American political […]

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An unnecessary, harmful, undemocratic and divisive law

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (August 5, 2018) – If you’d like a comprehensive analysis of Israel’s new Nation State Law, I suggest you read Professor Howard Adelman’s analysis. If you’re prepared to settle for only a few impressions, please read on. The question that troubles me is that nobody has ever doubted that Israel is […]

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Gaza and us

By Dow Marmur The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have every right, indeed a sacred duty, to defend the borders of their country. The question many of us are asking today is whether this can only be achieved by killing more than sixty Gazans in one day and maiming hundreds. True, had the residents of Gaza […]

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No election after all

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 13, 2018) – I learnt today that, to make sure that I don’t misinform you, I should only comment on events in Israel long after they happen. What seemed quite plausible, perhaps even certain, this afternoon turned out to be false and irrelevant only hours later. After Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]

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