Though UNESCO’s resolution is offensive at times, it is not the statement Palestinians celebrate and Israelis bemoan, says Eetta Prince-Gibson.
The question of Shabbat is too important to leave to the politicians, who seem to care for nothing except their own gain, Eetta Prince-Gibson writes.
For Jerusalem to thrive, leaders on both sides must summon the courage to ‘divinite’ — simultaneously divide and unite — the city.
Talking won’t bring peace. But not talking could lead to another war.
Chances for de-escalation between Israel’s religious establishment and non-Orthodox movements in Israel and North America appear increasingly unlikely as new developments pile atop old ones adding layers of injury.
Non-Orthodox Jewish organizations in Israel plan to soon sue the Israeli government in order to secure a space at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, for mixed-gender prayer, the groups said in a letter released July 11.
It’s the responses on social media that trouble Eetta Prince-Gibson the most.
Eetta Prince-Gibson spent Yom Hazikaron with 3,000 Israelis — and hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank.
Netanyahu’s power is maintained by constant sets of calculations as to how to keep his coalition in order. His appointment of Dayan as Consul-General is just one more calculation, Eetta Prince-Gibson writes.
Cutting off a number of Palestinian neighborhoods from Jerusalem is a terrible proposal, Eetta Prince-Gibson says. She suggests a different way to make the holy city work for both Israelis and Palestinians.