By Shaul Arieli | June 2005
(Available for download here)
The ninety-nine papers and proposals formulated during the twentieth century regarding the future of Jerusalem(1) testify to the importance of the city for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - and to the ongoing battle of interests being waged between the diplomatic and political representatives of these three religions. Each of the proposals considers the local and global balance of power in the boundaries of the city and attempts to ensure freedom of worship and internal management of the holy places.
June 2005 Archives
By Shaul Arieli | June 2005
Op-ed by the secretary general of Peace Now on the tragic circumstances for residents of Northern West Bank Settlements NOT slated for evacuation
Q. ...secure transportation link between Gaza and the West Bank?
Q. Ramifications of destroying the settlers' houses in Gaza?
Learn more about the films being shown at Cine-Peace
An award-winning short film which is a product of the prestigious Sam Spiegel Film School in Israel
I. House ForOps - Update II. House ForOps - Settlements III. House ForOps - Egypt IV. UN Reform - Isr/Pals V. Dear Colleagues VI. On the Hill
A Peace Now group participated in the "Talking Kites" initiative on Friday, May 20
DISENGAGEMENT'S HEALTHY RECOVERY: In a Ma'ariv survey, the percentage of supporters rose to 55%. (disengagement opponents have never passed 38%).
Q. How relevant is the Labor Party primary for disengagement and a peace process? Q. What are the ramifications of a law and order crisis for Abu Mazen's leadership?
I. House ForOps Markup - the Bill II. House ForOps - the Markup III. Bills and Resolutions
How do you explain recent polls that show a drop in Israeli public support for disengagement? Where is the debate among Israelis over the true size of the Palestinian population leading?
Discussions from the Bush-Abbas Meeting, and answers on settlement construction, Israeli Government approval and funding, "natural" growth, outposts, and more...
I. Foreign Relations Authorization Act (House version) II. Bills and Resolutions III. Wexler on Egypt
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz met with Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Yousef this week, and the two agreed on security coordination during the evacuation of settlements. They decided that work groups from both sides would begin to function starting next week.
APN President & CEO Debra DeLee's OpEd about the upcoming Sharon-Abbas summit which appeared in Israel's YNETnews
...Amir Peretz represents the labor wing of Israel's Labor Party. Is his country ready for a pocketbook primary?
Israel TV aired a high-profile documentary series on the settlements. "The breath becomes short, the heart is choked with anger..." wrote a reviewer.
Do Bush & Israeli views differ on Gaza's status post-disengagement? How to interpret departing IDF Chief of Staff Yaalon's extreme pessimism?
Op-ed by APN Founder & Policy Director: "The Israeli cabinet voted March 13 to set up a government committee to propose action within 90 days on illegal settlements in the West Bank. June 11 marks the end of the 90-day period. Guess what? There's no sign of a proposal."