From our friends at Yesh Din. Be sure to check out the full report, The Lawless Zone: The Transfer of Policing and Security Powers to the Civilian Security Coordinators in the Settlements and Outposts.
2Statewashing: How American Jews sanitize Netanyahu’s rejectionism
Peter Beinart: The two-state solution has become something infinitely elastic: It means whatever the Israeli government says it means. READ MORE
U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion
There are many way to support Israel. Among the most important? Opposing Israeli settlement expansion. Read Jeremy Ben-Ami’s op-ed in the LA Times.
The settlements are illegal. It’s past time to say so.
Tell President Obama to say what the world already knows: Israeli settlements are illegal. ACT NOW.
J Street Condemns New Settlement Announcement, Urges Firmer US Action
J Street urges the United States government to undertake a thorough review of its policy toward Israeli settlements and to announce the steps it will take if Israel goes forward with this decision. As a first step, it should declare now that it is the view of the United States that settlements are not merely “unhelpful” or “illegitimate” but illegal under international law as laid out in the Fourth Geneva Convention. READ MORE
What’s in the Gaza cease-fire deal?
Here’s what’s been discussed and what remains to be negotiated over the next month. READ MORE
J Street Statement on Gaza Conflict
It is time for the fighting to end through a sustainable cease-fire agreement. READ MORE
Astronaut Alexander Gerst just tweeted this photo of Israel and Gaza from the International Space Station. From 200 miles up, our differences aren’t so apparent. All the wars and violence seem so utterly senseless.
This perspective doesn’t require a flight in space, just a willingness to see the world through the eyes of those we call our enemies.
5 Ways To Turn Down the Social Media Flame
Everyone. Please. Read. This. Please. (please?)
With kidnappings, murders, rockets and bombings, we’re horrified by the renewed spiral of violence. Israelis and Palestinians must hear the cries: “There is no difference between blood and blood!” “End the bloodshed!”
LIKE our new Facebook page to say: “We demand peace, not more violence!”