There's a nice thought on this weeks's parsha at kikarhashabat. It's in Hebrew, but I will try to translate it, when I have the time. Click here to read.
Gil Solomon has writte an Op-Ed: Jews Killed Nobody.
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Wishing you a good chodesh.
On December 31, Roger Cohen published an op-ed at the New York Times titled My Jewish State. On January 1, Sticking Point in Peace Talks: Recognition of a Jewish State by Jodi Rudoren was published. The first and third paragraphs in bold below were written by Roger Cohen. The second and fourth paragraphs were written by Ms. Rudoren.
Notice any similarities?
For Palestinians, such a form of recognition would amount to explicit acquiescence to second-class citizenship for the 1.6 million Arabs in Israel; undermine the rights of millions of Palestinian refugees; upend a national narrative of mass expulsion from land that was theirs;
They contend that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state would disenfranchise its 1.6 million Arab citizens, undercut the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees and, most important, require a psychological rewriting of the story they hold dear about their longtime presence in the land.
When I spoke to him in Tel Aviv a few months ago, Yair Lapid, a top government minister, said: “The fact that we demand from Palestinians a declaration that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state, I just think this is rubbish. I don’t need that. The whole point of Israel was we came here saying we don’t need anyone else to recognize us anymore because we can recognize ourselves. We are liberated.”
Yair Lapid, a top minister in Mr. Netanyahu’s coalition, has distanced himself from the recognition demand, saying in an October interview, “My father did not come to Haifa from the Budapest ghetto in order to get recognition from” Mr. Abbas.