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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Dreaming a pipe dream

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 28, 2017) – Dr. Dmitry Shumsky was born in Ukraine, came to Israel at a young age and now teaches Jewish history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He’s also a regular columnist in the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. His column on December 27 started with a story about a childhood […]

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Considering the post-Netanyahu era

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 22, 2017) – Binyamin Netanyahu’s days as Prime Minister of Israel may be numbered. He may, after all, not beat the long tenure of David Ben Gurion, the founding father of the state. There’re indications that the police may be close to recommending indictment of Netanyahu on one or more […]

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An epidemic of mistrust

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 14, 2017) – At a first reading, most Israelis appear to share President Trump’s views about fake news. According to a poll commissioned by the respected Israel Democracy Institute, only 28% of Israelis polled trust the media. However, this view seems to be based less on personal impressions and more […]

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The religious dimension in politics

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 13, 2017) – Early on in his new book about Yossi Beilin and the failed peace process (English title: “The Left-Wing’s Sorrow”), Avi Shilon, the historian of modern Israel, makes the point that you cannot remove the religious dimension in seeking to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Even if […]

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