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My take on the US recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights


Interview on i24NEWS English from their studio in Washington DC. It's a test case for a new concept of international law/diplomacy: the legitimacy of retaining strategic territory from which wars of aggression are launched. Formerly part of the Turkish Ottoman empire, then part of the British Mandate for Palestine from 1918, then ceded to the French Mandate for Syria in 1923 and held by Syria from its independence in 1946 until it was captured in Israel's defensive military operations of the 1967 Six-Day War, following repeated Syrian attacks from the Heights on civilian Israeli villages below and cross-border incursions and land grabs between 1949-1967. Shame President Barack Obama or various other presidents didn't do it long ago, and that other western democracies are so trapped in mid-20th-century thinking they can't see the logic and justice of it. They will, eventually.... :-)

Aryeh on JBS TV - Part 2 (My Israel Trail)

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Part Two of the interview on JBS TV, about the book My Israel Trail and re-asserting the legitimacy of Zionism & Israel

JBS TV interview Part 1

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Recent interview on the Jewish Broadcasting System’s L’Chayim program (focused more on my family history, relations btwn American Jews & Israel and the like). Enjoy!

https://jbstv.org/2018/10/lchayim-aryeh-green-part-1/

Shvil Yisrael & Shmini Atzeret - Walking the Path of Contemplation (JPost Sept. 2018)

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https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Svhvil-Israel-and-Shmini-Atzeret-Walking-the-path-of-contemplation-567619

Jerusalem Post SHVIL ISRAEL AND SHMINI ATZERET: WALKING THE PATH OF CONTEMPLATION The special relationship between the Jews and God is one of responsibility and action, not privilege and exclusion, and Shmini Atzeret gives expression to, and celebrates, that singular bond.BY ARYEH GREEN  SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Sunset overlooking the coastal plain in Israel. (photo credit: Courtesy) AFTER HIKING the Israel National Trail – Shvil Yisrael – and writing a book about the experience, I often find people ask, “What was your favorite part?”

“Why not ask which of my children is my favorite?” is my usual answer. Some things in life just aren’t comparable, or aren’t worth measuring in that way. Each day on the Trail was not only unique and amazing, challenging and beautiful, but fascinating and uplifting as well. Just like my children.
Walking the Shvil is indeed an experience – a life-ch…

It's personal: Ari Fuld Z"l

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It’s not just news. It’s personal. Some of my Fb friends – especially those who become friends recently because of the book – may not be aware how these events affect us as Israelis and Jews – every one of us. The news itself about the murder of Ari Fuld by a “Palestinian“ Arab terrorist can be found in many places. As can the tributes to this magnificent Jew, Israeli, American, human being. But I want you to know that not only did thousands of Israelis attend the funeral last night — brown, white, black, Jewish, Muslim, and other — but thousands more sat at home glued to the TV or simply sitting alone in pain and grief.
This is not just another terrorist murder; we all feel it. On the one hand, it’s a small country: everyone knew, or knew someone who knew, Ari Fuld. He is our brother, our cousin, our kids’ teacher, the uncle of a friend of our daughter…. The fact that I met Ari a few times is irrelevant. Because on the other hand, on a deeper level, we Jews as a people are a tribe, a …

Full 5-min CBN interview about My Israel Trail - the book, the hike, the lessons learned... with photos & videos!

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(Facebook) CBN Interview w/Aryeh July 2018 at Sataf (on the Israel Trail!)

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