Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJudea And Samaria
IN THE NEWS

Judea And Samaria

FEATURED ARTICLES
OPINION
June 28, 2009 | Yisrael Medad, Yisrael Medad, an American-born Israeli commentator, has lived in Shiloh since 1981. He is head of information resources at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and blogs at www.myrightword.blogspot.com.
No one, including a president of the United States of America, can presume to tell me, a Jew, that I cannot live in the area of my national homeland. That's one of the main reasons my wife and I chose in 1981 to move to Shiloh, a so-called settlement less than 30 miles north of Jerusalem. After Shiloh was founded in 1978, then-President Carter demanded of Prime Minister Menachem Begin that the village of eight families be removed.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Uri Resnick
Detractors of Israel often seem so overtaken with critical fervor that they miss the truths that may seem obvious to more fair-minded observers of the Middle East. Take, for example, Saree Makdisi's attack on Israel for supposedly cutting off Palestinians' access to water. He wrote in his Op-Ed article Monday that Israel uses 80% of the West Bank's groundwater and makes it practically impossible for Palestinians to find new sources of water. Such misleading claims do a disservice to the Palestinians by diverting attention from steps that can bring about a real improvement in water access for Palestinians.
Advertisement
OPINION
September 27, 2008
Re "Ehud Olmert's failed promises," Opinion, Sept. 20 I write as a native Angeleno, though one who now lives in Nablus, Palestine. I live in a city that is besieged by both Israeli occupation forces and armed, illegal settlers. What Gershom Gorenberg fails to understand is that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was merely a continuation of all Israeli leaders before him. For 15 years, Israel has used the so-called peace process as a mask for what feels far more like a war process on the ground.
OPINION
March 19, 2011
Welcome to thrift Re "Got knocked down, got up, and then got better," Opinion, March 13 Apparently the irony is lost on Ann Brenoff, who comes off as quite smug over discovering thrift and saving all by herself. She relegates those of us who are employed to the status of clueless voyeurs, blithely overspending while she valiantly sees the light, bartering and cutting coupons. But the fact that she still shops at Macy's, One-Day Sale or no, and still eats at Subway tips one off to the fact that she's a recent convert to this exciting notion of frugality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1985
The main reason for Israel's present economic problems is the lack of resolve on the part of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, as was shown by his return of the Sinai and its abundant oil reserves to Egypt. These oil reserves would have turned Israel into an oil exporter and would have more than equaled Israel's current foreign-aid package. The new air bases constructed in the Negev likewise contributed to Israel's inflationary spiral. They are also inferior as to location and quality of construction, compared to bases Israel gave up in the Sinai.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Uri Resnick
Detractors of Israel often seem so overtaken with critical fervor that they miss the truths that may seem obvious to more fair-minded observers of the Middle East. Take, for example, Saree Makdisi's attack on Israel for supposedly cutting off Palestinians' access to water. He wrote in his Op-Ed article Monday that Israel uses 80% of the West Bank's groundwater and makes it practically impossible for Palestinians to find new sources of water. Such misleading claims do a disservice to the Palestinians by diverting attention from steps that can bring about a real improvement in water access for Palestinians.
OPINION
May 21, 1989 | G. H. Jansen, G.H. Jansen, the author of "Militant Islam," has covered the Middle East for many years
While there have been loud lamentings in the United States that the Bush Administration has been indecisive, such criticism has not been echoed here in the crucial Middle East. In its first 100 days the Administration, quietly but swiftly, brought about changes in U.S. Middle East policy that are beginning to look like a U-turn. Instead of automatic U.S. acquiescence with everything Israel says and does, there are now a dozen issues on which the George Bush and Yitzhak Shamir administrations openly differ.
OPINION
March 19, 2011
Welcome to thrift Re "Got knocked down, got up, and then got better," Opinion, March 13 Apparently the irony is lost on Ann Brenoff, who comes off as quite smug over discovering thrift and saving all by herself. She relegates those of us who are employed to the status of clueless voyeurs, blithely overspending while she valiantly sees the light, bartering and cutting coupons. But the fact that she still shops at Macy's, One-Day Sale or no, and still eats at Subway tips one off to the fact that she's a recent convert to this exciting notion of frugality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992
Kenneth Longmyer's piece ("Chasing the Chimera of 'Security,' " Commentary, Aug. 27) could have been much shorter and more effective. Rather than bemoan the loss of Israeli life from Arab violence since '67, he should have directly stated his point. Longmyer wants to solve the "Jewish Question" in Judea and Samaria by removing the Jews! If I were to propose to reduce the terrorist violence in Judea and Samaria by removing the Palestinian inhabitants, your readers would justifiably scream "foul."
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The PLO has begun using the expression "the Palestinian Bank" in place of "the West Bank"--a change intended to mark its assumption of a new role in the Israeli-occupied territory. The new name appeared Tuesday in dispatches of the official Palestine Liberation Organization news agency WAFA. The Israeli government and news media do not use the West Bank name either. They call the area by its Biblical names, Judea and Samaria.
OPINION
June 28, 2009 | Yisrael Medad, Yisrael Medad, an American-born Israeli commentator, has lived in Shiloh since 1981. He is head of information resources at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and blogs at www.myrightword.blogspot.com.
No one, including a president of the United States of America, can presume to tell me, a Jew, that I cannot live in the area of my national homeland. That's one of the main reasons my wife and I chose in 1981 to move to Shiloh, a so-called settlement less than 30 miles north of Jerusalem. After Shiloh was founded in 1978, then-President Carter demanded of Prime Minister Menachem Begin that the village of eight families be removed.
OPINION
September 27, 2008
Re "Ehud Olmert's failed promises," Opinion, Sept. 20 I write as a native Angeleno, though one who now lives in Nablus, Palestine. I live in a city that is besieged by both Israeli occupation forces and armed, illegal settlers. What Gershom Gorenberg fails to understand is that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was merely a continuation of all Israeli leaders before him. For 15 years, Israel has used the so-called peace process as a mask for what feels far more like a war process on the ground.
OPINION
May 21, 1989 | G. H. Jansen, G.H. Jansen, the author of "Militant Islam," has covered the Middle East for many years
While there have been loud lamentings in the United States that the Bush Administration has been indecisive, such criticism has not been echoed here in the crucial Middle East. In its first 100 days the Administration, quietly but swiftly, brought about changes in U.S. Middle East policy that are beginning to look like a U-turn. Instead of automatic U.S. acquiescence with everything Israel says and does, there are now a dozen issues on which the George Bush and Yitzhak Shamir administrations openly differ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1985
The main reason for Israel's present economic problems is the lack of resolve on the part of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, as was shown by his return of the Sinai and its abundant oil reserves to Egypt. These oil reserves would have turned Israel into an oil exporter and would have more than equaled Israel's current foreign-aid package. The new air bases constructed in the Negev likewise contributed to Israel's inflationary spiral. They are also inferior as to location and quality of construction, compared to bases Israel gave up in the Sinai.
OPINION
October 11, 2013 | By Dani Dayan
In the coming weeks or months Palestinians will likely put an end to the latest peace talks, just as they did in 2000 and 2008. Israel will of course be blamed; however, the reality will remain the same as it has been for the last 20 years: The so-called two-state solution is far from a solution but rather is a recipe for disaster. Even if by some miracle Secretary of State John F. Kerry and the U.S. administration are able to push through a historic compromise, it may only aggravate the conflict, creating an extremist and belligerent entity on the hills of Judea and Samaria (commonly referred to as the West Bank)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1991
The true consequence of a continued greater Israel is one unforeseen by either its advocates or its opponents. If Judea and Samaria continue to be constituents of Israel long into the future, Israel will no longer continue to be a Jewish state. Like the Davidic Empire of long ago or Islamic states of today, states that provide special dispensations for a certain religion or religions come to grief on the rock of equality before the law. The Soviet immigration will not stop the growing Arabization of Israel if the territories are retained.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|