Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
Feb 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
Nov 18, 2012 By Benny Levy Category: Education,
An Open letter to Arab parents in Gaza
Contrary to what your leaders tell you, we in Israel, are not interested in the "occupation". Not of the West Bank, neither of Gaza. We withdrew from the Gaza Strip to the last millimeter, leaving the opportunity to shape up your future in your hands. If you had abandoned the path of war after we left Gaza you would not have experienced the siege. You would - like us – be benefitting from business, academic, cultural and even political cooperation with us. We could contribute quite a bit to one another. Instead, you've put yourselves on a track that only leads you from bad to worse while we are booming, progressing and are successfully defending ourselves. You made a mistake.
But it is not too late to fix it up: find the courage to challenge your leaders. Some of them sacrifice you for extreme fanaticism. Others keep you in darkness and ignorance because this way they can control you, perpetuate their power and serve their interests. Order them to abandon the unnecessary and futile war against us. You will never chase us away from this place because we have nowhere else to go. Your war against us has no justification and no prospect.
Instead of taking you to the "Home in Jaffa" at some messianic time, ask you leaders to give you economic prosperity, health, education and progress now. Your children's chance for a valuable and meaningful life is not hidden in Jaffa - you could find it in Gaza and in Khan Yunis and in skyscrapers cities you could build for yourselves in the Gaza strip. Israel, and probably other nations, could help you do it.