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  • Linking Israel to South Africa

    Linking Israel to the former apartheid state of South Africa can be traced back to the late 1960s, when the Soviet anti-Zionist campaign found common cause with Arab world grievances at the United Nations. Diplomatic pressure on Israel culminated in 1975 when the U.N. General Assembly passed the notorious “Zionism is racism” resolution. At the… More ▸

  • British Jews Support Israel in Highly Visible Celebration

    With a pair of massive rallies for Israel held simultaneously in London’s Trafalgar Square and Manchester’s Heaton Park on Sunday, British Jewry may be signaling that its transformation is at hand. Some 30,000 participants attended the public shows of support for Israel, which were inspired by New York’s annual Salute-to-Israel parade. Several thousand people waving… More ▸

  • Early Elections in Israel Likely As Signs Point to Olmert’s Ouster

    The media and the political establishment in Israel already have decided: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is through. The cover on Ma’ariv’s weekend political magazine shows a framed portrait of a sad-looking Olmert on the wall of a government office with the caption “Ehud Olmert — Prime Minister 2006-2008.” Now his Kadima Party is preparing for… More ▸

  • From Berlin to London to Paris, Europe-Israel Ties Warming

    When Israel asked for European troops, including Germans, to patrol the Israel-Lebanon border area following Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah, it was a salient sign of how far European ties with Israel have come in recent years. “Who would have ever thought that German soldiers would be charged — and trusted — to protect Israelis… More ▸

  • Doves Launch Effort to Take on Pro-israel Establishment in D.c.

    After years of on-and-off policy wars with the pro-Israel establishment, liberal Jewish advocates for a more aggressive U.S. posture in Middle East peacemaking are taking the fight to the street. K Street, Washington’s lobbying mile, that is. A conference call Tuesday was set to launch J Street, a lobbying outfit and political action committee backed… More ▸