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Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has merit, not harm

Ken Stein - December 13, 2017

Whether you hate or love President Trump, don’t let it blind you from the meaning of the words he utters, or the tweets he sends. Regardless of your emotions or strong political leanings, his words are decisively important; he is President of the United States.

Zionism and Israel Are Pro-Choice: Embrace Them Both

Ken Stein - September 15, 2017

Rabbis who attended the AIPAC-sponsored National Rabbinic Symposium Association meeting in Washington at the end of August sat in my sessions on Zionism with common interests.

Making Wise Choices in College

Ken Stein - August 23, 2017

Scrutiny and planning prove essential when selecting college courses.

CIE’s The June 1967 War

Ken Stein - June 5, 2017

New book–for personal or group use–trips, camps, JCCs, schools, sermons, adult education; providing essential context, time lines and maps. Remind yourself how the 1967 War has changed Israeli, Jewish, and Middle Eastern history.

Israel’s Road to War and Victory in 1967

Ken Stein - June 1, 2017

A timeline of the events leading up to and the conclusion of the Six-Day War in June 1967

Tell The Whole Story, Not as You Want it To Be

Ken Stein - April 18, 2017

For the last several years, I have heard and witnessed personal stories about Israel (dis)engagement. Everyone asks how to stem distancing from Israel.

Sovereign Israeli Rights

Ken Stein - March 3, 2017

Placing Jewish destiny into Jewish hands was why Zionism emerged at the end of the 19th century. Acquiring political power to promote Jewish security is how a Jewish state was created.

The June 1967 War: Actions with Unfinished Consequences

Ken Stein - February 13, 2017

Coming up, fifty years after the June 1967 War. How many times have I taught the causes and effects, or written about the War? Hundreds of times in forty years.

Separation of Forces Agreement Between Israel and Egypt and MOU Between US and Israel

Ken Stein - January 18, 2017

Following the October 1973 War, Egypt and Israel negotiated a separation of forces agreement, known as Sinai I.

Kerry’s Frustration about Arab-Israeli Negotiations

Ken Stein - January 11, 2017

In the aftermath of UNSC Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement construction, Secretary of State John Kerry publicly blamed Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank for being the major barrier to a two-state solution to resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

From Truman to Obama: The Past, Present, and Future of US-Israel Relations

Ken Stein - August 17, 2016

On August 15, 2016, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with former Ambassador Dennis Ross for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, DC.

Palestinian Authority to Sue British Government Over Balfour Declaration

Ken Stein - August 4, 2016

For almost 100 years, the Declaration has represented, for the Palestinians, the political beginning of Palestine falling out of their influence and into the control of the budding Zionist movement.

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