The United Nations charter of June 26, 1945 reflected lofty goals to help nations recover after WW II and set a course of peace for the future. The U.N.
It’s a surprisingly short drive from West Jerusalem to Bethlehem – 10 or 15 minutes, at the most.
Israel is inundated with one-sided international resolutions, declarations, “peace plans,” and advice from governments, international organizations, leaders, pundits, and elements within the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization Charter states that “Zionism is a colonialist movement in its inception.” This claim – echoed by many throughout the Middle East and beyond – asserts that Israel was founded illegally
Since I wrote my first blog for The Times of Israel, many have wondered how a Muslim like me came to be a Zionist. Like many Muslims, I started out being very anti-Israel.