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The Israeli Loyalty Oath is a Threat to Middle East Peace

October 20th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The decision of the Israeli cabinet to ask all non-Jewish immigrants to formally pledge allegiance to a “Jewish and democratic State” is both a mistake and nonsense. The mistake is that non-Jewish Israelis, especially the Arab citizens, see this as another proof that the Arabs are not recognized as a full component of the Israeli nation. The loyalty oath sparked outrage among the Arab population and it will alienate it further from the State, eventually nurturing the Islamist propaganda and the armed militant groups that are trying to recruit among them.

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Jose Antonio Lisbona

Professor, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid

July 14th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, International Relations, Israel, Journalist/Commentator, Madrid, Media, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, Religion, Spain, Spanish, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Jose Lisbona

Jose Antonio Lisbona is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business Management and Corporate Communications at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.He has been a journalist and author for more than fifteen years, and is an expert on the Jewish minority in Spain, and relations between Spain, Israel and the Arab world.

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Megan Martin

Operations Manager at Abraham's Vision

April 22nd, 2010, Civil Society, English, Europe, French, International Relations, Israel, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Religion, USA, Washington DC, Youth Issues

Megan Martin

Megan Martin is Operations Manager at Abraham’s Vision, a conflict transformation organization which improves Jewish, Muslim, Palestinian and Israeli relations by bringing together high school and college students for conflict transformation training.

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Pan Guang

Director, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Asia, China, China, Chinese, English, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Religion, Shanghai, Think tank/Research center

Pan Guang

Professor Pan Guang is the director of the Shanghai Center for International Studies and Institute of European & Asian Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Studies Center in Shanghai, Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS), and vice-chairman of the Chinese Society of Middle East Studies.

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David Rosen

International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Hebrew, International Relations, Israel, Israel, Jerusalem, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, Religion, Religious Leader, War and Conflict

Rabbi David Rosen

Rabbi David Rosen is the chairman of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), the organization which represents world Jewry in its relations with other world religions. He is also the director of the American Jewish Committee’s Department for Interreligious Affairs and the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding.

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Arthur Schneier

President, Appeal of Conscience Foundation

February 8th, 2010, Asia, China, English, Europe, Law and Human Rights, New York, North America, North America, Religion, Religious Leader, Russia, USA

Arthur Schneier

Rabbi Arthur Schneier is internationally renowned for his leadership on behalf of religious freedom, human rights, and inter-religious dialogue. As a Holocaust survivor, Rabbi Schneier has spoken with such prestigious figures as Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the importance of religious freedom and inter-religious dialogue.

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