- General Issues
- 2011 >
- Time to Negotiate the Northern and Southern Sectors of the Israeli-West Bank Border
- President Peres and Dr. Ashrawi: Thank You for Staying on Track
- Playing the Victim Card Will Not Bring Peace
- Negotiations By the Parties
- The World Should Help the Palestinian Hunger Striker
- ...and only afterwards move to discuss the topic of Jerusalem
- A Question of Accountability
- Israel Twisting in the Wind
- Netanyahu: Too Big for His Britches
- Netanyahu's "Israeli Comfort"
- How Shaul Mofaz Can Jump-Start the Peace Process
- Netanyahu on the Brink
- Time for Taking Stock
- Israel in Wonderland
- Whatever Happened to the Quartet?
- The Palestinians Want to Negotiate
- A Time for Hope and a Call for Restraint
- Israel Can Win in Gaza, But Not Now
- Congratulations to the New State of Palestine!
- Security and Borders: Both Required for Peace
- It Is Up to Israel to Restart Peace Negotiations
- Israel and Palestine: Changing the Terms of Agreement
- The Knesset Bill to Increase the Number of Women that Elect the Chief Rabbis Is Important for Jewish Women
- Proposal on Governance of the Holy Basin
- Time for Netanyahu to Reach Across the Aisle
- Tzipi Livni's Challenge
- Women Should Be Free to Pray at the Wailing Wall
- Proposed Highway through the Jordan Valley Will Backfire on Israel
- 2014 >
- We Should Applaud Herzog and Livni for Reclaiming Zionism
- The Next Israeli Government
- West Bank Citizenry and Receipt of Individuals of Palestinian Origin
- What Next for Israel?
- Palestinian statehood
- Mischief in the Trade Legislation would Hinder Progress
- What Next for America?
- Could American Firms Choose to Gradually Disinvest from Israel?
- Boycotting Israel is not anti-Semitism
- 2016 >
- About the Authors
Significant Resources for Attaining a Border
Verbatim transcript of UNGA proceedings re Palestine
UN General Assembly, November 29, 2012
Are the US and Israel Heading for a Showdown?
While the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, no matter how outrageous, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable, reckons Ira Chernus.
Religious Leaders Urge Second-Term Priority on Peace
Thirty-six U.S. Christian leaders, including the president of the National Council of Churches and heads of the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Unitarian, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Disciples of Christ, and Reformed denominations, have asked President Barack Obama to “bring the full energies of your Administration to bear toward facilitating a just, durable, and final negotiated agreement to end the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a letter sent to the president on January 7, 2013, the leaders advised him that “American political leadership is needed now more than ever to support both Israelis and Palestinians in creating a resilient and just peace.” The signatories, who describe themselves as “faith leaders deeply committed to peace
and reconciliation in this land held sacred by so many,” sound the note of alarm that “another generation cannot wait as prospects for peace grow dimmer.” In fact, they warn,“the consequences of maintaining the status quo, while events further complicate the feasibility of a two-state solution, may perpetuate the conflict for generations to come.”
In addition to all of the major Protestant denominations in the United States, various levels of Orthodox Churches and independent Roman Catholic organizations are represented. The president of Fuller Seminary and the leaders of the Christian service organizations Church World Service and Sojourners also signed the letter.
The letter may be seen in its entirety at the website of Christians for Middle East Peace: http://www.cmep.org
Terrestrial Jerusalem, at http://t-j.org.il/, is an excellent repository of interactive maps of Jerusalem, found in the
section “Jerusalem Atlas.” The series of maps of ancient and modern Jerusalem may be viewed with a choice of various overlays denoting settlements, the green line, the separation barrier, municipal boundaries, various border proposals, and many other historic, demographic, and political features.
Founded and directed by the noted Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann, Terrestrial Jerusalem has the aim “to identify and track the full spectrum of developments in Jerusalem that could impact either the political process or permanent status options, destabilize the city or spark violence, or create humanitarian