Vol.30, No.4: October-December 2014
Refugee camp in the West Bank village of Kalandia, as seen from the Jerusalem side of the separation wall.
Israel and Palestine
Gaza War Model 2014: Letter to a Canadian from His Israeli Friend COMMENT
Meir Amor gives a different context to the seemingly intractible Israel/Palestine conflict: the often contradictory position of Jewish Israelis of Middle Eastern and North African origin —the Mizrachim —who were themselves refugees after the events of 1948.
Israel: A Jewish Nation-State? COMMENT
It isn’t such an obvious question, as abraham Weizfeld explains. In 1948,when US President Harry Truman recognized Israel he crossed out the phrase “Jewish state” in the document which had been prepared for him, substituting the more neutral (and accurate) “State of Israel.”
Also in this issue
Ukraine: Civil War/Proxy War COMMENT
Another failed revolution—which started with optimism in Kiev’s Maidan nearly a year ago—led to violence, the loss of Crimea, and civil war. Metta Spencer comments on what has been lost, not just for Ukraine, but for all those who had hoped the Cold War was long over.
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