The Nov. 19 forum “Vanderbilt Government Relations 101: Advocacy on the Federal, State & Local Levels — What’s in it for me?” was cosponsored by the Division of Public Affairs’ Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations Office and Office of Federal Relations.
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In this MSNBC interview about the Obama-Netanyahu meeting, Amb. Dore Gold explains that the United States and Israel are strong strategic allies. He says that Israel must clarify its policy goals, and specifically that Israel must maintain defensible borders and a united Jerusalem. Our Website: jcpa.org Our new Defensible Borders Portal: www.defensibleborders.org A Crisis in US-Israel Relations: Have We Been Here Before? By Dore Gold -As a result of the June 1967 Six-Day War, Israel entered the eastern parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank in a war of self-defense. It is very important to recall that Israel entered these areas after it was attacked, and after it requested that the Jordanians not join the Egyptian war effort. There were Jordanian artillery attacks throughout Jerusalem and all of Israel, as well as movement of Jordanian ground forces into areas that were previously no-man’s land. -There is presently a marked shift underway in US policy on Jerusalem. True, no US administration accepted Israel’s annexation of Jerusalem in July 1967. Nonetheless, in the past we saw the US and Israel coming to a modus vivendi with respect to Israeli policy in Jerusalem, when Israel built various neighborhoods in the eastern parts of the city, from Ramat Eshkol to Gilo to Ramot. -A neighborhood called Har Homa in southeastern Jerusalem was established in 1997 during the Clinton administration to ease the considerable shortage of housing in the Jewish sector. On two occasions, the …
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