Those behind this week’s activities on campuses and elsewhere: your role doesn’t help anyone, neither Palestinians nor Israelis who are working to build trust on the ground, writes Ishmael Khaldi, Counsellor for Civil Society Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. Ishmael Khaldi was the first Bedouin in Israel’s foreign service. He has served as Israel’s deputy consul general in the US Pacific Northwest and has been Middle East and Arab affairs adviser for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman since August 2009. He has recently been appointed the Counsellor for Civil Society Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. To read the full post, please visit http://www.thecommentator.com/
Leor Sinai, AZM’s Vice President, Young Leadership, recently made aliyah and writes about his first Tu B’Shvat as an Oleh. “The almond trees are beginning to bloom and flowers are popping up everywhere… and I think to myself – Ein li eretz acheret… I have no other land. Tu B’Shvat h’giya hag la’ilanot!” Read the full post by visiting http://thesinainarrative.blogspot.com/2012/02/tu-bshvat-in-israel-now-i-get-it.html.