Monthly Archives: November 2011

A letter from a reserve Israeli soldier

The letter below was sent to us by our son Aron who is doing IDF reserve duty on the Egyptian border. I would humbly comment that it would be a Kiddush Hashem for the world to see this. Please feel free to pass it on to whomever you please, including to the editors of newspapers.

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A new flood of propaganda is about to add to misconceptions about the state

Benjamin Pogrund

By Benjamin Pogrund There is much passion among South Africans about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s understandable. The struggle against white domination and apartheid was against ethnicity and tribalism. The aim was a united, nonracial South Africa. Israel, to many South Africans, seems to run counter to this. They view it as an apartheid and racist [...]

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Israel and the Apartheid Slander

Judge Richard Goldstone

By RICHARD J. GOLDSTONE Published: October 31, 2011 THE Palestinian Authority’s request for full United Nations membership has put hope for any two-state solution under increasing pressure. The need for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians has never been greater. So it is important to separate legitimate criticism of Israel from assaults that aim to isolate, [...]

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  • Formed in June 2010, Group 18 is a new Israel advocacy organisation. 18 stands for the numerical value of “Chai” = LIFE. The impetus behind its inception was a feeling amongst concerned Jews that insufficient action was being taken in dealing with what we see as a broad and growing campaign to deligitimise the State of Israel and threaten it’s very right to exist. We, as Group 18, believe that instead of being reactive in dealing with these complex challenges, we must become pro-active through generating greater communal awareness of the issues.