Understanding the others’ narrative

Understanding the others’ narrative

Want to keep students from turning to BDS? Try mock peace negotiations with a twist – David Makovsky & Gaith al-Omari – The Forward 24.04.16 ‘The most unique feature of our UCSB program is the mock negotiation exercise, where we ask students who...
Refugees – especially a moral test for Jews

Refugees – especially a moral test for Jews

Offshore detention as currently implemented by Australia has subjected desperate people lawfully seeking asylum to unsanitary and unsafe conditions, murder, death due to medical neglect, rape, mental illness, self-harm and multiple suicides. The PNG Supreme Court has...
‘Do not oppress the stranger’

‘Do not oppress the stranger’

Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio on Mishpatim and people seeking asylum In this week’s Torah portion Mishpatim we read a large number of the 613 commandments. The matters with which they deal range from the mundane to more weighty and heavy topics. The commandments appear in a...
Youth increasingly critical of Hamas

Youth increasingly critical of Hamas

Young members increasingly critical of Hamas – Asmaa al-Ghoul – Al-Monitor 22.04.16 Hamas faces mounting criticism from its young supporters in the Gaza Strip. Read article here And see: Hamas under pressure – and Jerusalem bomb April 19,...
A Zionist justification for a Palestinian state?

A Zionist justification for a Palestinian state?

The Palestinian question: Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the ethics of Zionism – Shaul Arieli – Haaretz 17.04.16 Much can be learned from the moral standards of the leader of Revisionist Zionism. It was Ze’ev Jabotinsky who asked, in one of his letters from 1922, to put the...