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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Looking beyond the fury

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 19, 2015 – Israelis usually distinguish between security and politics. Even political foes will support those in power when it comes to defending the country and its citizens. If they disagree, it may be because they believe that the measures aren’t harsh enough. Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu […]

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When your enemy is your next-door neighbour

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 14, 2015 – The ambition in many quarters in Israel is that now when the peace process is going nowhere and the Oslo Accords are falling apart, we should abandon the idea of a two-state solution and work towards one state with a Jewish majority. With the help of the […]

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Jerusalem and its holy mountain

By Dov Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 13, 2015 – The cynical abuse of the Temple Mount by Israelis and Palestinians seems to be the principal reason (or perhaps excuse) for the present unrest. Avi Sagi, professor at Bar Ilan University and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, published an article the other day in Ha’aretz […]

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Burdens, qualms and dilemmas

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 11, 2015 – The foreign media rarely have something good to say about Israel, particularly in relation to the Palestinians. That’s why foreign journalists seem to be certain that the responses by the Israeli military to those who throw stones and try to stab them or people around them are […]

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