Jewish Journal

Facts on the Ground

By Bob Goldfarb

July 30, 2010 | 1:19 pm

Symbols are not as important as the things they represent, but sometimes it’s easy to forget that.  Take the current disagreement over the proposal to construct a mosque at the World... read on

  • A New Roadmap for the Middle East?

    By Bob Goldfarb

    July 29, 2010 | 8:58 am

    The idea of a “two-state solution” for Israel and Palestine has become almost sacrosanct, so much so that it is invoked with the regularity and solemnity of a ritual.  That makes it all the more surprising that a few Israeli politicians have come forward in support of the... read on

  • Christian Zionists and Jewish Skeptics

    By Bob Goldfarb

    July 27, 2010 | 9:41 am

    Last weekend the Convention Center in Washington, D.C., was packed with 4000 supporters of Israel.  They heard from speakers like Sen. Joseph Lieberman; Elliott Abrams, deputy national security adviser to George W. Bush; and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of the Conference of... read on

  • The Other Two-State Solution

    By Bob Goldfarb

    July 22, 2010 | 8:23 am

    The strife in the Middle East comes from the clashing beliefs of two peoples who both believe that the Land of Israel belongs to them.  These two peoples of course are American Jews and Israelis, whose mutual incomprehension has surfaced yet again in the controversy over the Rotem... read on