Tag Archives: partition plan

President Obama Misunderstands Our Promised Land.

Revisiting UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan November 29, 1947 In his latest book,  A Promised Land, President Obama seems to rewrite history. While he gets much wrong about Israel’s wars and struggles to survive, what is most striking is his misunderstanding of her founding. Perhaps it is time …

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What If?

Sometimes, when considering the past, it is tempting to indulge in a “what if” thought experiment. 2017 is a year of milestones in the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is 50 years since the 6-Day War, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, which was the British Government’s statement of support for the …

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Arlene in Israel – Kaf Tet B’November.

“Kaf Tet B’November” is precisely this: the 29th of November. Sixty seven years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly voted to recommend the division of Palestine west of the Jordan River into a Jewish state and an Arab state. There are so many lessons to be derived from this …

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