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Bev’s pick of this week’s top Zionism reads

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BEV GOLDMAN

Opinion and Analysis,

Week ending 24 April 2014 

Bev Goldman is the doyen of South African Zionist communicators – having spent almost a decade at the helm of the SAZF’s communications department, producing the FedSpeak newspaper and running Media Team Israe

To keep SAJR Online readers current, Bev scans dozens of op-ed pieces in SA and the world media on Zionism so that she can offer us her weekly pick of the best and most interesting, challenging and positive Zionist reading. Bev is also deeply involved in Zionist education.

To keep SAJR Online readers current, Bev scans dozens of op-ed pieces in SA and the world media on Zionism so that she can offer us her weekly pick of the best and most interesting, challenging and positive Zionist reading. Bev is also deeply involved in Zionist education.

 

1. Abbas sets conditions for extending talks with Israel        

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post, 23 April 2013

PA leader’s demands: Settlement construction freeze, talks on borders and fourth prisoner release with no deportations for Israeli Arabs.

  

2. Was anti-Semitism an idea exported from Europe?

Fareed Zakaria, CNN, 22 April 2014

Fareed speaks with Simon Schama, professor of history at Columbia University and author of The Story of the Jews, about the roots of anti-Semitism.

  

3. Jerusalem, Israel

Editorial, Jerusalem Post, 22 April 2014

By refusing to recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel, the US is essentially strengthening this distorted narrative.

  

4. Its Israel’s turn to stretch out its arm

Ambassador Matthew Gould, YNet News, 22 April 2014

Sometimes in order to reach the prize of peace, you have to imagine what it looks like, British ambassador to Israel writes.

  

5. Dismantle the Palestinian Authority?  Not likely!

Avi Issacharoff, The Times of Israel, 22 April 2014

Despite his repeated threat, Abbas knows that chaos, violence and economic catastrophe would follow such a drastic move

  

6. The sources of Egyptian anti-Semitism

Samuel Tadros, The American Interest, 21 April 2014

From liberals to Islamists, one of the only ideas that binds Egyptians is anti-Semitism. Where did it come from? Why is Egyptian culture so drenched in this toxic ideology? And what does it mean for the world and for Egypt’s future?

  

7. The Middle East war on Christians

Ron Proser, Wall Street Journal, 16 April 2014

The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle East’s population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.

 

NOTE: The views expressed in certain articles are not
necessarily those of the South African Zionist Federation

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  1. Israeli

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Bev, Now that Fatah and Hamas are about to unite, would it still be the policy of the S.A.Z.F. to support negotiations for a two state solution with the future terrorist led organisation.

    What is your opinion?

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