UNGA Resolution 181

November 22, 2017

The 1937 plan to partition Palestine was never implemented. It did, however, remain a workable political option for resolving the conflict between Arabs and Zionists. Britain needed to placate Arab state opposition to Zionism, so it refrained from actively revisiting the partition plan.

Trust, Embrace and Own Israel’s Story

October 8, 2017

In two books written sixty years apart, When Prophecy Fails, 1957 (Festinger, Riecken and Schachter) and The Influential Mind, 2017 (Sharot, an Israeli neuroscientist), the conclusions were the same.

Zionism and Israel Are Pro-Choice: Embrace Them Both

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

August 23, 2017

Scrutiny and planning prove essential when selecting college courses.

CIE’s The June 1967 War

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 the June 1967 War – Timeline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.