Why is a retired neurosurgeon ‘awed’ on his first trip to Israel? (Ben Carson. Because he wants to be president.)

“I would make it very clear that Israel and the United States have a long, cordial relationship, and I don’t think we should ever leave the Israelis in a position of wondering whether we support them,” Carson said in an hourlong interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem.”

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Ari Roth is fired by DC Jewish center — after staging Nakba play

Theatre J is suddenly in a tailspin. It’s advertising for a new artistic director, but who would agree to go work for them? It’s like going to work for University of Illinois and Urbana Champaign, where your speech is also monitored by pro-Israel donors.


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Report from Bethlehem: An American moment

“There was clear consensus that there is no two-state solution on the table, that we have arrived at one state, and it is called Israel, and it is a state that in its policies and actions practices a form of apartheid that visiting South Africans declare is worse than the system that prevailed in their country before it was brought down by the coordinated and persistent action of the global community.”


“The occupation of Palestinian lands and the land theft and human rights violations that have accompanied it “is an evil that must be resisted,” maintains the document, because “[r]esistance is a right and a duty for the Christian. But it is resistance with love as its logic.”


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