WARNING : This site is not for you if you cannot see the otherness of other and sufferings of both sides of the party in the conflict. Security for Israel and Justice for the Palestinians are interdependent, one will not happen without the other. My view focuses on building cohesive societies where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. I hope and pray a sense of justice to prevail. Amen. Website www.IsraelPalestineDialogue.com | Also Check Israel Palestine Confederation a pragmatic solution

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Trouble in the Tribe: The Jewish American Conflict over Israel

When I started hearing the following audio recording, my overpowering thought was, I wish the Indians do the same - that is, understand the difference between nation and the Government, they are two different entities. Its not easy to discern, but when you do, you started seeing things clearly.

Criticism of Government of Israel is not the same as criticism of Israel. 
Criticism of Modi government is not the same as criticism of India.
Unflinching party loyalty is not the same as patriotism. 

At least I am glad in our forum Dallas Indians, most of the Indians are learning to at least accept another point of view without throwing epiteths and insults for their differences. 

Professor Dov Waxman explains the view point of the right, right center, left and left center eloquently without denigrating or upping any one. I like that. 

"The biggest divide in the Jewish American community isn't over theology or even how you worship. It’s all about where you stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his new book,Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel, Dov Waxman documents how American Jews are increasingly divided over the topic of Israel and illustrates some of the real-life consequences."  Interfaith Radio. 

Dov Waxmanprofessor at Northeastern University, author of Trouble in the Tribe, andcommentator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

One of the best programs that gave a good summary of Jewish attitudes towards Israel.

Mike Ghouse

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sanders: America Cannot Be ‘One-Sided’ in Israel, Palestinians Must Be Given ‘Respect and Dignity’

Justice and fairness are sustainable and go a long way. Bernie will bring peace to the region. 
Bernie wants to do the right thing, where as Hilary wants to dance to the AIPAC tune.

Mike Ghouse
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Courtesy Mediate

Sen. Bernie Sanders declared his support for Israel, but averred that America could no longer be “one-sided” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. “We are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity,” he said.
“I believe the United States and the rest of the world have got to work together to help the Palestinian people,” he said. “That does not make me anti-Israel. That paves the way, I think, to an approach that works in the middle east.”
Later in the debate, he said that there would come a time, in the pursuit of justice and peace, that America would have to admit that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is not right all of the time.”