Category Archives: Israel & Palestine

The United Church and Israel: what happened at GC41?

Those of us for whom the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, going on in one form or another since 1947, is a major concern, have followed the debates on that issue leading up to the UCC’s 41st General Council, recently concluded in Ottawa, … Continue reading

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Christian churches risk poisoning relations with Jews?

This morning I got a request from Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (cjpme.org) to respond to a very misleading article in The Ottawa Citizen. Below you will find the hyperlink to the article, and below that, … Continue reading

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Letter to the National Post

The letter below I wrote to the National Post (with a copy to B’nai Brith, bien sur) in response to the full-page ad they placed in today’s paper (page A10). We can expect to see many more media items on the … Continue reading

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Munich 1972, London 2012

A letter to The Globe and Mail (not published) American exceptionalism permitted a commemoration of 9/11 at the 2002 Salt Lake City games because, well, America is exceptional (letter–July 25). But there will be no comparable commemoration in London of the … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine: how I got started with the issue

Spring of 1968: I was 28 years old. I was travelling from Denmark to Germany on a ferry. As I drove off the ferry, I found myself on the Autobahn, on which, strangely enough. all the signs were in German. … Continue reading

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