George Deek is the child of Palestinian Christian refugees. He is also a diplomat in the Israeli Foreign Service. Superficially, this seems to be an impossible contradiction. But, Deek refuses to be placed into categories of other people’s makings. Last week he spoke at UC...
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This essay is part of a continuing dialogue on the nature of pro-Israel activism.
The disagreement between J Street and other pro-Israel groups continues.
In a recent op-ed, J Street’s Alan Eisner contended that Israel needs “fans, not cheerleaders,” arguing that American...
December 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm
Los Angeles attorney and longtime Skirball Cultural Center board member Peter Weil has been named the second-ever board chair of the Skirball, succeeding founding board chairman Howard Friedman.
“In his decade of service to the Skirball board of trustees and record of leadership...
July 17, 2013 | 1:55 pm
A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected to serve on the University of California system’s Board of Regents.
Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, was voted in by the board on Wednesday as a regent...
March 28, 2013 | 10:24 am
Opponents of J Street consistently argue that our positions are somehow radical, strange and way out of the Israeli or American-Jewish mainstream.
The opposite is true: When it comes to Israeli-Palestinian peace, the two-state solution and the inexorable demographic threat to...
March 28, 2013 | 10:15 am
On Monday evening, March 11, I had a public discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. The topics included how American Jews should approach pro-Israel advocacy, whether peace is currently attainable between Israel and...
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“STOP Israel’s deportation of 400 children,” the advertisement in the Saturday, Mar. 5, edition of the Los Angeles Times called out in large type.
The half-page ad, taken out by the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), announced that Israel was...
October 5, 2009 | 11:18 am
February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pmRoz Rothstein wanted nothing more than to relax after a long flight from Los Angeles to New York. Instead, the head of StandWithUs, a Los Angeles-based Israel advocacy group, found herself face to face with the anti-Zionist attitudes she and her organization work to eradicate....