Guest Voices: Israel


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Wolpe: List reminds us fight against hatred of Jews must remain alive

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects on Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of anti-Semitic/anti-Israel slurs.

By David Wolpe  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi David Wolpe; anti-Semitism; Simon Wiesenthal Center; slurs; Jewish; anti-Israel

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

In new book, statesman offers a blueprint for the next stage of the Jewish journey through history.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Menachem Z. Rosensaft; Stuart E. Eizenstat; The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States; Jimmy Carter; aliyah; Israel; Judaism

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Waiting for peace

A cease-fire feels like it’s the last thing on anybody’s mind, says a Jerusalem-based writer.

By Daniela Deane  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel; Israel news; Israel map; Israel iran; nation of Israel; Jerusalem Israel; Israel gaza; Israel hamas; Israel Palestine; Israel Palestine conflict; Israel national news; iran and Israel; Palestine Israel conflict; rocket strikes; airstrikes; Daniela Deane; Palestinian intifada

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Jerusalem resident on watching TV: ‘I can barely do anything else’

Writer’s concern for husband’s safety in Gaza prompts vigil next to television and mobile devices.

By Daniela Deane  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniela Deane; Gaza; Israel; Jerusalem; airstrikes; Palestinians; Hamas; Israel Palestine conflict; nation of Israel

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews through food and film

Film festival founder and activist reflects on cherishing and rejoicing in the riches of different cultures.

By Carole Zabar  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carole Zabar; Other Israel Film Festival; Arab hospitality; Israel; Zionism; Arab; Jewish

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012

No single way to sum up President Obama’s relationship to Israel

When we evaluate how friendly or hostile Obama has been to Israel, we must challenge ourselves to find merit in opposing views and uncover the subtleties that complete our examination.

By Mia Appelbaum  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel; Zionism; Jewish electorate; voters; presidential election; President Obama; Mia Appelbaum

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Why was Obama kvelling about Israel?

His repeated invocations of, and praise for, Israel leads me to believe that he will settle for nothing less than 7,478 percent of the Jewish vote come Nov. 6, 2012.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news; nation; election2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates2012; debate2012; grid; Israel; foreign policy; Jews; Jacques Berlinerblau; Jewish vote; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/18/2012

‘If we don't speak out, sin multiplies’

Hate speech cannot be met with indifference, says a rabbi about new anti-Muslim subway ads.

By Rachel Gartner  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  subway ads; Israel; jihad; Pamela Geller; hate speech; Rabbi Rachel Gartner

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Honda: Anti-jihad ads reminiscent of McCarthyism, 1950s fear mongering

By beckoning transit patron to wage war against the “savage,” the ad falls not far from falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.

By Mike Honda  |  08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Support Israel Defeat Jihad; Muslims; ADFI; subways ads; Mike Honda;

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Writer is in awe as she observes her first High Holy Days in Israel.

By Daniela Deane  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yom Kippur; High Holy Days; Daniela Deane; Israel; Jerusalem; High Holidays

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Understanding Christian Zionism

Support for Israel is not just an issue for many Christians; it is their primary foreign policy focus.

By John Hagee  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Zionism; Israel; Judaism; Christianity; John Hagee; CUFI; Christians United for Israel

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Rabbi condemns Ahmadinejad’s Israel ‘cancer’ remark

David Wolpe, who’s in remission from lymphoma, sees the analogy problematic on multiple levels.

By David Wolpe  |  08:23 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Rabbi David Wolpe, Israel insult to humanity, cancer

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

What Romney has to say about Israel and Palestine—well-informed and well-considered, or not—demonstrates that we should be talking about the candidates’ religions.

By David Mason  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Mormons, David Mason

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/30/2012

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

From “gaffes” about British preparedness for the Olympic Games to the “capital” of Israel remark, the overarching paradigm for Romney abroad is America as the world’s CEO.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Jerusalem, Israel, Palestinians

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Senator Inhofe’s theological conundrum

According to the senator’s logic, human action is necessary to safeguard Israel; no human action is needed to safeguard our climate.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, free will, christianity, israel, global warming

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/07/2012

AIPAC leaves many questions on Iran, Israel

Learning the right lessons from history is never easy.

By David Wolpe  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iran, israel, aipac, judaism

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

Jerusalem’s Old City is divided into four quarters -- the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim Quarters.

By Daniela Deane  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  life in the holy land, islam, judaism, israel, palestine

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

As Lent begins, many challenges face Jerusalem’s small Christian community.

By Daniela Deane  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion, Ash Wednesday: Israel, life in the holy land

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012

In Israel, between war and peace

With all the rising tension between Israel and Iran, you’d think Israeli life would be tenser, edgier these days. It’s not.

By Daniela Deane  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  israel, iran, life in the holy land