UNGA Resolution 181November 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 StoryOctober 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 BothSeptember 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 CollegeAugust 23, 2017
Scrutiny and planning prove essential when selecting college courses.
CIE’s The June 1967 WarJune 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 – TimelineJune 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 BeApril 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 RightsMarch 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 ConsequencesFebruary 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 IsraelJanuary 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 NegotiationsJanuary 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 RelationsAugust 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.