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Jewish Agency Chairman Avraham Burg, holding child, greets new Russian immigrants upon their arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport, May 10 , 1995. Photo credit: Government Press Office / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). “Israel as a country should be appreciated and celebrated,” Avraham Burg says, but it should ...
... in anticipation of the day it will be effected, 20 years from now, or who knows when. And meantime Palestinians are living a one-state reality, without rights, for 50 years; which is why Henry Siegman and Avraham Burg have called as realists for equal rights for Palestinians, and why those young Jews who ...

We are still in times where speaking about a single democratic and secular state in Israel-Palestine is considered contentious. Just look how former Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg was received at a liberal synagogue in NY, when he spoke about this concept – Rabbi Matalon called him a “troublemaker”, ...
In a new book, the Israeli writer and politician Avraham Burg has come out for a one-state solution entailing federated Jewish and Palestinian political entities, and on Monday night he was hosted by the progressive New York synagogue B'nai Jeshurun and the New Israel Fund to talk about his ideas.
Israelis are no longer agitated by the writings and speeches of former Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organisation chairman Avraham Burg, acting president of Israel for three weeks in the year 2000, denounced last year by an Israeli journalist as having made a “huge contribution” to the “demonisation, ...
For me, this Rosh Hashanah will be marked by the confrontation between the closed Benjamin Netanyahu and the open George Soros – two prototypes of the Jewish world today. These are successful and controversial Jews symbolizing the changing Jewish identity in Israel and the Diaspora.

First, an essential point: This important book, Urshalim, is apparently aimed at everyone who is not going to read it – the coalition party chairman who reads a book once in 10 years, local and national politicians, shortsighted statesmen, diplomats with whom Jerusalem is brimming and clerics and ...
Alluring and repulsive, spiritual and cynical – Jerusalem is a city of peace without a single corner free of disputes. Never has a city been so reunited, yet so torn apart. Avraham Burg. May 25, 2017 1:38 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon.
We were nice, not influential or dangerous. Then a new generation arose and moved into the realm of wildness. Avraham Burg. Apr 19, 2017 3:29 AM .... Yossi Klein spoke of the dangers of the violent anarchists and of the passive environment around them that ignores them. And he is not entirely wrong. Avraham Burg.
Avraham Burg veered away from his fathers ideological path, and despite his respectful remarks about the elder Burg in the book, its discernible between the lines that there were also unresolved issues between father and son – inter-generational misunderstandings, love that did not always find the right ...
Amid the darkness surrounding the Middle East peace process, we now see a ray of light. Since 2009, the United Kingdom has been taking measures, in accordance with European consumer protection rules, to ensure that settlement products – goods you might find on your supermarket shelves that have ...
JERUSALEM — THERE was a time not so long ago when Avraham Burg was viewed by many Israelis as proof that the inherent tensions of Zionism — religious versus secular, insular versus worldly, Jewish state versus state of all its citizens .... This may be because, despite it all, Avrum Burg is family.
No one found it necessary to disassociate either themselves or Temple Israel from what Burg had to say—in New York, Rabbi Ayelet Cohen said, “the position of the speaker does not necessarily reflect the position of the congregation of B'nai Jeshurun.” Rabbi Roly Matalon may have called Avrum Burg a ...
Former lawmaker Uri Avnery topped the list of signatories, which included former ambassadors Elie Barnavi, Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel; former Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair; former MKs Roman Bronfman, Avraham Burg, Naomi Chazan, Tzali Reshef and Yael Dayan; and artists Dani Karavan, Alex ...
Former lawmaker Uri Avnery topped the list of signatories, which included former ambassadors Elie Barnavi, Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel; former Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair; former MKs Roman Bronfman, Avraham Burg, Naomi Chazan, Tzali Reshef and Yael Dayan; and artists Dani Karavan, Alex ...
ILAN BARUCH, former. ambassador to South Africa,. Namibia, Botswana. and Zimbabwe;. MICHAEL BEN-YAIR,. Former attorney-general. of Israel; former acting. supreme court justice;. ROMAN BRONFMAN,. Former member of Knesset,. Meretz Party;. AVRAHAM AVRUM BURG,. Former speaker of the.
For me, this Rosh Hashanah will be marked by the confrontation between the closed Benjamin Netanyahu and the open George Soros – two prototypes of the Jewish world today. These are successful and controversial Jews symbolizing the changing Jewish identity in Israel and the Diaspora.

Rosh Hashanah as the Battle of Netanyahu vs. Soros. Soros is a symbol of the holiday and the embracing of the 'other,' while Netanyahu is the type who says Israel must protect itself against 'wild beasts'. Avraham Burg. Sep 21, 2017 7:11 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send ...
First, an essential point: This important book, Urshalim, is apparently aimed at everyone who is not going to read it – the coalition party chairman who reads a book once in 10 years, local and national politicians, shortsighted statesmen, diplomats with whom Jerusalem is brimming and clerics and ...
Avraham Burg. Aug 03, 2017 7:19 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon. Israeli security forces hold position as they stand guard in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Haram al-Sharif compound in the old city of Jerusalem on July 27, 2017.
Alluring and repulsive, spiritual and cynical – Jerusalem is a city of peace without a single corner free of disputes. Never has a city been so reunited, yet so torn apart. Avraham Burg. May 25, 2017 1:38 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon.
Alluring and repulsive, spiritual and cynical – Jerusalem is a city of peace without a single corner free of disputes. Never has a city been so reunited, yet so torn apart. Avraham Burg. May 25, 2017 1:38 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon.
We were nice, not influential or dangerous. Then a new generation arose and moved into the realm of wildness. Avraham Burg. Apr 19, 2017 3:29 AM .... Yossi Klein spoke of the dangers of the violent anarchists and of the passive environment around them that ignores them. And he is not entirely wrong. Avraham Burg.
We were nice, not influential or dangerous. Then a new generation arose and moved into the realm of wildness. Avraham Burg. Apr 19, 2017 3:29 AM .... Yossi Klein spoke of the dangers of the violent anarchists and of the passive environment around them that ignores them. And he is not entirely wrong. Avraham Burg.
Avraham Burg veered away from his fathers ideological path, and despite his respectful remarks about the elder Burg in the book, its discernible between the lines that there were also unresolved issues between father and son – inter-generational misunderstandings, love that did not always find the right ...
Avraham Burg veered away from his father's ideological path, and despite his respectful remarks about the elder Burg in the book, it's discernible between the lines that there were also unresolved issues between father and son – inter-generational misunderstandings, love that did not always find the right ...
JERUSALEM — THERE was a time not so long ago when Avraham Burg was viewed by many Israelis as proof that the inherent tensions of Zionism — religious versus secular, insular versus worldly, Jewish state versus state of all its citizens .... This may be because, despite it all, Avrum Burg is family.
(Knopf, $16.95.) This is the lecture that the most recent Nobel laureate gave in Sweden in early December, looking at his own evolution as a writer and his thoughts on what a new generation of authors must do to keep literature relevant to our lives. IN DAYS TO COME By Avraham Burg. (Nation Books, $28.) ...
In your 2008 book The Holocaust is Over: We Must Rise from its Ashes you write that Israel must learn to overcome the traumatic memories of ...
Avraham Burg at his home in Nataf, Israel. Credit Rina .... This may be because, despite it all, Avrum Burg is family. And whether he likes it or ...
Avraham Burg, a former Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of the Jewish Agency, is a writer living in the community of Nataf outside Jerusalem.
At least liberal Israelis such as Avraham Burg, Gideon Levy, Amira Hass and many others have the term "Jewish democracy" rejected as an oxymoron!
Given all this, there are some Israeli Jewish thought leaders now swimming upstream - voices like former speaker of the Knesset Avrum Burg - who talk in terms of new Israeli-Palestinian arrangements that would seek to end "Jewish privilege." It's a ...
As a Zionist, you will not like what Avrum Burg has to say. I didn't, and most of the people listening to him one evening this week didn't either.
Critics of Zionism point to Israel's Jewish and democratic identity as an oxymoron. There's the adage, attributed to member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi, that Israel is "democratic toward Jews, and Jewish toward Arabs.
Avraham Burg, who founded the Hadash party (the party, originally Communist, that is now the only egalitarian party in Israel of Jews and Arabs) and formulated a non-Zionist position, wrote an exceptional opinion piece recently in Haaretz with a title ...
Among the signatories was Avishai Margalit, a former recipient of the Israel Prize in philosophy, and Avraham Burg, a former speaker of the Israeli Knesset.
... former diplomats encouraged the European Parliament to take steps that differentiate between Israel and the West Bank in a letter they sent to 751 lawmakers in Brussels, Israel's Makor Rishon daily reported.
Former lawmakers Avrum Burg and Yael Dayan, as well as Alon Liel, a former director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, sent the letter last month with the signatures of 550 Israeli scientists and thinkers.
TEL AVIV, Israel - Tali Avraham says she can't stand living in Israel anymore. A Tel Aviv veterinarian, she grew up believing that the Palestinian conflict would be resolved and Israeli society would grow more open.
... Knesset Speaker Avrum Burg that, because Jews had no power in the past, Israelis today are on a power-bender and out of control?


 

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