Spurning the French initiative

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (May 1, 2016) – Every government in Israel, irrespective of ideological orientation, has declared its commitment to peace with the Palestinians. But peace comes at a cost: the Hebrew word leshalem (to pay) has the same root as the word shalom. Israel’s cost of peace with the Palestinians would inevitably entail […]

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Is There No End to the Conflict?

By Issie Lyon April 26, 2016 – No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine is the title of Yossi Alpher’s latest book. Mr. Alpher can authoritatively speak on this issue. Canada’s progressive Zionists are fortunate that Canadian Friends of Peace Now has arranged a tour of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, by Mr. Alpher in early May. […]

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It’s the economy, stupid

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (April 24, 2016) – This is one of the catchphrases that has come into general use in different forms in the wake of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign. I’m thinking of it as I read yet another respected credit rating agency (Fitch) expressing confidence in Israel’s economy. An important reason […]

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Israel’s northern border

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (April 19, 2016) – Recent events have dramatic and often troubling implications for Israel. For example: 1. The soldier charged with manslaughter for killing an already “neutralized” terrorist and the resulting manifestations of ultra-nationalism and indeed racism by his many uncritical supporters. 2. The destruction of a Hamas tunnel on the […]

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