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  • I don’t know how we got here… but I’d sure like to move on!

    By Craig T.

    1 week ago

    I don’t know how we got here… but I’d sure like to move on!

    Multiple Choice – Please Choose ONE! Achinoam Nini, better known as Noa:

    ____ Represents the Palestinian people, and is not a true Israeli.

    ____ Is a supporter of right wing Israeli settlement politics.


  • No comparison between Israeli NGO bill and US law

    January 11, 2016 | 4:12 pm

    Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is trying to sell the argument that her pending “NGO transparency” bill is no different than a U.S. law called the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA. In reality, the two pieces of legislation are worlds apart in intent and effect, and...

  • Peace Now: Israel has plans for over 55,500 West Bank housing units

    December 28, 2015 | 9:42 am

    Israel’s Ministry of Housing is working on plans for more than 55,500 units in West Bank settlements, according to a new Peace Now report.

    More than half the units are for construction east of the security barrier and include more than 8,000 units in the controversial E1 area,...

  • Why I continue to support peace

    March 25, 2015 | 11:48 am

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to office — in the wake of a campaign where he firmly rejected a two-state solution — and peace efforts in the Israel as well as the Palestinian struggle in shambles, why do I still support efforts to reach a two-state solution?

  • U.S. Jewish groups opposing Israel’s ‘Jewish state’ law worry about consequences

    December 2, 2014 | 3:11 pm

    It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

    What’s unusual is that the target this time is the Israeli government and the proposed law emphasizes Jewish rights.

    At issue is ...

  • Letters to the editor: Yom Kippur, Eid, Peace Now and Jews against evil

    October 22, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Putting ‘Exist’ in ‘Coexistence’ 
    I found Simone Wilson’s article about the overlapping of Yom Kippur and the Muslim feast of Eid ul-Adha heart-warming and hopeful (“A Rare and Peaceful ‘Eid Kippur’ in Israel,” Oct. 10). It is remarkable that leaders from both sides met...
  • Jerusalem neighborhoods are irreversible

    October 13, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    The "gotcha" approach has become a staple in the impassioned world of Israeli politics. This week, combatants in the latest debate over construction in Jerusalem are pointing at the revelation that a Peace Now anti-settlement activist is privately invested in some of the very...

  • Bibi vs. Peace Now: a potentially dangerous moment

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 6, 2014 | 3:51 am

    We already know that the Obama-Netanyahu meeting last week did not end very well. We also know what ruined it – or do we? When the Prime Minister left the White House he still thought that the visit went relatively well. But minutes later all hell broke loose when the...

  • How liberal critics failed Israel

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    If you listen to some prominent liberal critics of Israel, you might think that liberalism in Israel is in a deep coma. For many years now, these critics have been single-mindedly obsessed with one liberal cause: Israel’s failure to make peace with the Palestinians.

    It’s a great...

  • Peace Now: Israel advanced some 14,000 West Bank apartments during talks

    April 30, 2014 | 9:14 am

    Israel promoted plans and tenders for nearly 14,000 housing units in the West Bank during the nine months of peace talks, the activist group Peace Now said.

    An average of 50 apartments was built daily in the West Bank throughout the U.S.-backed negotiations launched last summer,...

  • The crusader of Israel-Palestinian peace

    By Rob Eshman

    August 21, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Last Monday night after dinner, after the dishes were cleared, I sat in my dining room with Mark Rosenblum and asked him the question I’d long been meaning to ask: Why don’t you just give up?

    In 1978, a group of former Israeli army officers and activists formed Shalom Achshav —...

  • U.S. ‘concerned’ about Israeli plans to build in settlements

    August 9, 2013 | 7:10 am

    The United States raised concerns with Israel over its approval of 147 new West Bank settler homes and its decision to advance plans for 949 other units.

    “We are speaking to the government of Israel and making our concerns known,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on...

  • Israel to authorize four West Bank settler outposts

    May 16, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorized West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed on Thursday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks.

    Israel has been sending mixed signals on its internationally...

  • Israel OKs housing units for West Bank settlement

    February 11, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    The final approval was given Sunday and comes following the recent U.S. announcement that President Obama would be visiting Israel and other places in the region this...

  • New outposts built in West Bank

    October 31, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Two new settler outposts have been erected in the West Bank, with the approval of municipal authorities, Peace Now says.

    The two outposts include mobile homes, infrastructure, electricity, water and roads, and even air conditioning, the Israeli organization said Wednesday in a...

  • Migron evacuation: A look back and a look ahead

    September 4, 2012 | 9:53 am

    The evacuation of all 50 Jewish families in Israel’s Migron outpost was completed on Sunday evening without major incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the successful and peaceful evacuation—but vowed that his government would continue to strengthen Jewish...

  • Peace Now leader Hagit Ofran’s home threatened in graffiti attack

    July 17, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The home of Peace Now Settlement Watch director Hagit Ofran was vandalized with threatening graffiti.

    “Hagit you’re dead” and “Kahane was right” were spray-painted in and around Ofran’s Jerusalem apartment building, with the latter referring to slain Kach party leader Meir Kahane....

  • Leftist Israelis, Beinart’s boycott and the limits of negative messaging

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 6, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    When Peter Beinart proposed of a boycott of goods coming from the occupied territories, the most widely read responses came from American Jews—among them Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe, Gary Rosenblatt of the New York Jewish Week and Barry Shrage of Boston’s Combined Jewish...

  • Peace Now’s Jerusalem office is vandalized

    February 9, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The fence outside the Jerusalem offices of Peace Now was spray-painted with threatening graffiti.

    The words “No leftists, no terror attacks” were painted Thursday on the fence.

    The Jerusalem police have opened an investigation into the incident, according to reports.

    In November,...

  • Suspect arrested in Peace Now bomb threat

    November 9, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Jerusalem police arrested a suspect in the vandalism and bomb threat at the city’s offices of Peace Now.

    The suspect—a 21-year-old from Mevasseret Zion, a Jerusalem neighborhood—had been arrested previously for threatening the head of Peace Now, Yariv Oppenheimer, and is believed to...

  • Peace Now activist’s home vandalized again

    November 8, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Threatening graffiti was spray painted on the home of a Peace Now activist, one day after the group’s offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

    Monday night’s attack is the second time in recent weeks that the home of Hagit Ofran, the director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch...

  • Bomb threat made at Peace Now offices

    November 7, 2011 | 10:09 am

    The Jerusalem offices of Peace Now were threatened.

    The building was evacuated Sunday evening after a bomb threat. A man speaking into the building’s intercom system reportedly said that the building would soon blow up. Police evacuated the two-story building.

    The words “price tag”...

  • Peace Now: Israel planning new East Jerusalem settlement

    October 14, 2011 | 11:47 am

    Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said on Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks.

    The Peace Now group said the plan was approved...

  • Israeli leftist’s home vandalized in apparent ‘price tag’ attack

    September 12, 2011 | 11:57 am

    The home of a left-wing Israeli activist in Jerusalem was vandalized with spray-painted slogans referring to the demolition of homes in a West Bank outpost.

    Slogans such as “price tag Migron” and “Peace Now, the end is near” were spray-painted on the walls of the apartment hallway...

  • Not Every Day is Purim

    March 16, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    A colloquial Hebrew expression says, “not every day is Purim.” It can loosely be translated as “you can’t fool all the people all the time.”  But when it comes to Israel, there are those in our US Jewish community who not only choose to live in a delusional virtual...

  • Ben Gurion Airport blocking political websites

    January 6, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Ben Gurion International Airport’s wireless service reportedly is blocking travelers from selected left- and right-wing political websites.

    Websites blocked at the Israeli airport include Breaking the Silence, Peace Now and the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, Haaretz reported...

  • Can war bring peace?

    By David Suissa

    January 7, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    I've always been annoyed by the term, "peace camp," the moniker commonly used by left-wing, peace-seeking organizations like Peace Now, the Israel Policy Forum and, more recently, J Street.

    Because those organizations are very noisy about their desire for peace and their abhorrence...

  • Why don’t U.S. groups condemn Jewish terrorists in Israel?

    October 29, 2008 | 8:43 pm

    Imagine the scene: It involves a renowned Hebrew University professor, 72 years old, a Holocaust survivor, who earlier in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize in Political Science. Late one night in his quiet suburban neighborhood in Jerusalem, he opens the front door to...
  • In which our loyal readers take us to task for various and sundry

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    As the former creative director for Primedia for nearly 10 years and the publisher of Blvd Magazine, I was responsible for dozens of magazines, their content and their covers. In my weekly staff meetings, I never would have turned to any of you losers for cover ideas if...