middle east

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Harold Beu says the Middle East is in a continuing conflict that never gets resolved and makes the world less safe. As the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel is observed, he says it will take several generations to come to a resolution.

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Richard Cohen admits that being firmly Jewish, but not supporting Zionism sounds strange. But the former BBC journalist says the best way for him to express his Jewish identity is by being in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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May Ye says she’s not typical for the Jewish community, but she says that should help her “dig deep into social justice work” as a rabbi. Ye is the keynote speaker for the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice’s 15th Annual Peace Service.

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The problems faced in the Middle East are big and complex. But documentary film maker Helene Klodawsky says community organizers are doing what they can to restore hope. 

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“I wish it had never happened … that there was no Israeli state.”