BLOG BY: Lee Bender

Occupied Territories? Hebrew Origins of Palestinian Arab Towns in Judea-Samaria
Date: 01.19.17

With the approval of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which declares as illegal any Israeli presence beyond the 1967 “Green Line” — including the Old City of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount (Judaism’s holiest site) and the Mount of Olives cemetery where Jews have been burying their dead for more than 3,000 years […]

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BLOG BY: Eden Gorodischer

ZOA Israel Mission Student Connects with the Land
Date: 01.12.17

We have been spending the last few days in Northern Israel, focusing on the significance of the land to the protection of all of Israel. Because of its mountainous nature, the highest mountain shows deep into Israel, the northern Kibutzim, and Syria. When Syria controlled the area, it was easy for them to see what […]

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BLOG BY: Layla Jaffe

ZOA Mission Participant Reflects
Date: 01.12.17

My two week trip to Israel this 2016-2017 winter has been many things. Moments of joy mixed with moments that were eye opening. The conclusion of my trip was spent on Mount Herzl. This is the place where so many who strived for peace rest. Next on the agenda was The Herzl museum, which commemorates […]

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BLOG BY: Scott Boxer

ZOA Student Attends Israeli Knesset
Date: 01.12.17

Despite having visited Israel multiple times, and even living in Israel for a year, I had never gone to the Knesset. Yesterday that changed, and it changed with an incredible introduction. I did not just go on a basic tour around the building; I was able to sit in on hearings, meet with Members of […]

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SOURCE: Caroline B. Glick

JPost’s Glick: The PLO’s Zero Sum Game
Date: 01.03.17

The opportunity now upon us may be lost forever as the PLO comes back to win its zero-sum game against Israel. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Israeli peace movement has been based on one thing: hope. Members of the peace movement hoped the PLO’s war with Israel could be resolved through compromise. […]

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SOURCE: Tshediso Mangope

I’m a South African Activist Who Used to Fight Against Israel—Until I Went There – The Tower
Date: 12.13.16

As a black South African and member of the African National Congress (ANC), I have often heard the accusation that Israel is an apartheid state—and therefore a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to be based on a single state of Palestine between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. I recently made a […]

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