Farewell Stephen P. Cohen, z”l

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AJPA Director Aliza Becker with Dr. Stephen P. Cohen Sept. 7. 2014
Regarding the 1967 Arab-Israel War: “The Arabs were not going to be brought by the humiliation of military defeat into the moral and psychological acceptance of Israel as a permanent entity in their midst. They needed dignity if they were able to go forward in some new relationship with Israel, not just abject humiliation.”

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The Resilience of Peace Activism in Dark Times

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“A hero arises in each generation to redeem the nation,” we sing in the Hanukkah song “mi y’maleil” (“who can retell”). This has been true of the American peace movement. Since 1967, generations of American Jews have pursued Israeli-Palestinian peace through an array of initiatives. Political setbacks have inspired strong and creative activism. American Jewish peace activists today, like those who preceded them, must adjust their strategy to this new environment and plow ahead. Read entire piece here.