As we celebrate our freedom during Passover, we mustn’t forget all those who are not free.
"I will go to Ramallah, I will go to the university, I will put my photos of the visit on Facebook, and I do not regret for one second what I did. As a matter of fact, I will do it again if given the opportunity. I will not hide, I will not deny. I will not be silent. I will not remain a bystander even if the victims of the suffering I show empathy for are my occupiers."
A note from Jeremy Ben-Ami on recent events.
Secretary Kerry just arrived in Israel. He’ll meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas in a bid to extend negotiations. htz.li/1ohGhKH
35 years ago today, the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty was signed in Washington, DC.
We had to share this post from Shimon Peres’ Facebook page. Here’s his explanation:
Purim is a great time to dress up but not the only time. This is the disguise I wore in the mid-seventies when I would go to my meetings with King Hussein of Jordan before signing the peace agreements. The beauty of Purim is that it brings out the creativity in us all in celebration of a holiday that is all about fun! Share your costumes with me here, I am sure they are much better than mine. Happy Purim and Shabbat Shalom.
How wide are the gaps really?
Speaking at AIPAC yesterday, Prime Minister Netanyahu made a compelling case for the benefits of peace. http://bit.ly/1dYyQy4
Jeremy Ben-Ami: “AIPAC and its thousands of devoted members and supporters have the opportunity to make a game-changing endorsement that will help secure the future of Israel as a democratic and Jewish nation for generations to come.
Isn’t that what pro-Israel advocacy is supposed to be all about?”