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
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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!”
Inspired by Rabin’s famous words and fearing an escalation in violence, Jeremy Ben-Ami yesterday penned this article entitled ‘Enough of Tears and Bloodshed.’ Sadly, it’s even more true today.
Ya’alon proposes new settlement in memory of murdered teens
SHAMEFUL: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed Monday night that Israel’s response to the murder of the three teenagers in the West Bank include a wave of settlement construction and the establishment of a new settlement in memory of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz. READ MORE
J Street mourns Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach
J Street mourns Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach whose murdered bodies were recovered today in the West Bank. READ MORE
A Peace Agenda for Troubled Times
JEREMY BEN-AMI: “The Obama Administration must understand that allowing settlements to continue to grow unchecked will eventually strangle any prospects for a two-state solution, and with it, Israel’s future as a democracy and Jewish homeland. If that happens, Washington and all of us in the pro-Israel community will be an accessory after the fact to its demise.”
J Street’s 2014 National Summit
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"Opposition by Emergency Committee for Israel remains most reliable indicator of victory in US politics." - @MattDuss
Opening night of our 2014 National Summit kicks off in two hours at the beautiful Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.
Watch live here