About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement. His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue. If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...
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The vast majority of Israeli Arabs are reconciled with the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and even exhibit a degree of patriotism, according to a poll released Thursday.
The survey by Haifa University found that nearly one in seven (68.3%) preferred to live in...
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While the world media was buzzing on May 15 about the Arab demonstrations marking the “Nakba” (catastrophe) of 1948, I was listening to a commencement address by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at Pomona College in which he lamented, among other things, America’s inability to...
May 17, 2011 | 11:13 am
The U.S. State Department confirmed that Israel arrested an American citizen, reportedly during a Nakba Day protest.
A State Department statement on Tuesday in response to a query from a journalist during the daily briefing the day before only would confirm that Israeli authorities...
May 13, 2011 | 11:14 am
The U.S. embassy warned Americans to avoid demonstrations this weekend marking “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians and Israeli Arabs mark their losses in Israel’s Independence War.
“As always, please be aware of your surroundings and remember that protests intended to be peaceful can...
May 11, 2011 | 1:15 pm
The head of Israel’s military, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, toured the West Bank to view preparations for Nakba Day.
The military expects major Palestinian demonstrations on May 15 for Nakba Day, or Catastrophe Day, referring to the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
May 5, 2011 | 10:41 am
Two Israeli human rights groups have petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to overturn the so-called Nakba Law.
The law, passed in March, enables the state to fine local communities and other state-funded groups for holding events that mark what the Arab community calls the Nakba, which...
September 2, 2009 | 8:45 pm
Israeli Arab leaders threatened to “revolt” after Israel’s education chief said the word Nakba would be removed from their classrooms.
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar made his announcement Sunday as part of a briefing on the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Nakba, which...
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Palestinians have an official term for whathappened to them when Israel gained its independence 50 years ago:"Nakba," or, in English, "Calamity." In the failed Arab attack on theJews in 1948, some 600,000 Arabs fled the land or, in tens ofthousands of cases, were expelled.