Guelph Mercury: Michael B. Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S.,: "Israelis have seen enough war" (18/9/2010) “Imagine that you’re a parent who sends her children off to school in the morning worrying whether their bus will become a target of suicide bombers. Imagine that, instead of going off to college, your children become soldiers at age 18, serve for three years and remain in the active reserves into their 40s. Imagine that you have fought in several wars, as have your parents and even your grandparents, that you’ve seen rockets raining down on your neighborhood and have lost close family and friends to terrorist attacks. Picture all of that and you’ll begin to understand what it is to be an Israeli. And you’ll know why all Israelis desperately want peace.”
National Post: AFP: "Mideast Looks To U.S. To Break Deadlock" (20/9/2010) "Top Israeli and Palestinian officials headed yesterday for the United States where they are expected to seek ways to break a deadlock over settlements threatening to sabotage peace talks. Israeli President Shimon Peres, pictured, left on a four-day visit coinciding with the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, before Defence Minister Ehud Barak set off for talks in Washington." Write a letter to the editor
National Post: Charles Pedley, (letter to the editor) "Settlements aren’t the problem" (18/9/2010) "I think it is time for Mahmoud Abbas to show that the Palestinians truly want peace. He could do that by stopping the rockets, releasing the captured Israeli soldier from four years ago, remove the ugly lies about Israelis drinking the blood of Palestinian children from Palestinian textbooks and by removing vicious attacks on Israel and Jews from Palestinian-controlled TV, as a start. It is time for the Palestinian Authority to show its good will."
Victoria Times Colonist: Staff: "At your service" (19/9/2010) "Criticise Israel, Go to Jail? Professor Michael Keefer (University of Guelph) talks about his new book, Anti-semitism: Real and Imagined. Discussion to follow Professor Keefer’s presentation. Two presentations Friday, Sept. 24: 12:30 p.m. at UVic. David Strong Building C116 and 7 p.m. at BCGEU Hall, 2994 Douglas St"
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