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April 12, 2017 – News of Abrahamic Interest

 

Some Positive News from Israel-Palestine

We start with a story of Israeli orthodox Jews who treated oppressed Palestinians with generosity and respect.

Next is a report of Jews and Arabs acting jointly against the occupation. The words of Peace Now Israeli director Avi Buskila are especially noteworthy. 

Then there is an essay by a former Israeli foreign minister on the need to give religious Muslim parties space in aspiring democracies.

We end with an encouraging report from the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute that has taken an admirable lead in recognizing Arabic language and literature and the history of Arabs and Jews in Palestine and the Mediterranean.

Joseph V. Montville

Chairman of the Board

TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy