Building the Bridge > Common Grounds https://buildingthebridge.eu en-US Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:38:11 +0100 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:38:11 +0100 FeedWriter Making the Means, Methods and Mechanism for MANY to Move Mountains … https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/making-the-means-methods-and-mechanism-for-many-to-move-mountains/50 By: Abraham A. van Kempen, Editor

 

Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/

Published SEP 3, 2018

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UNPACKING THE ACTUAL IMPACT OF BDS ON ISRAEL'S ECONOMY https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/unpacking-the-actual-impact-of-bds-on-israels-economy/576 Source: The Jerusalem Post

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Unpacking-the-actual-impact-of-BDS-on-Israels-economy-569049

 

By Adam Reuter / GLOBES
Published October 10, 2018

 

One of the goals of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is to hurt the Israeli economy. The movement may not be as effective as many believe it to be.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:05:37 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
Evangelicals … Go with Your God-Instincts! https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/evangelicals-go-with-your-god-instincts/575 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 

When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian Quest to Co-Exist, which ‘Joshua,’ do most Evangelicals invoke? Is it the Joshua in the times of Moses or is it the Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshuʿa) whose name in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, is also Yeshua Hamashiach, ‘Jesus the Messiah, the ‘Anointed One,’ ‘Salvation,’ the Prince of Peace?

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:16:19 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
Year 5779 … Can Oil and Vinegar Become One? https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/year-5779-can-oil-and-vinegar-become-one/561 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 


Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/year-5779-can-oil-and-vinegar-become-one/

Published SEP 10, 2018

 

Yes! Just shake the bottle! The particles will freely move and become one. Freedom of movement – freedom from bondage, freedom from borders – is the essence that sparks fusion. Freedom is catalytic. Bondage is cataclysmic.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:17:58 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
To Dignify or To Destroy https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/557 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 

Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/

Published SEP 3, 2018

 

Let’s Change the Way America Thinks About Israel-Palestine …

 

That’s my mission. Going against the current, diving into the deepest storm and keeping my head above the rolling waves while whirling in clashing swirls to gently but firmly channel American Evangelicals back into the fullness of Christianity! So, what’s my mission? Nothing short of helping to change the way America thinks about Israel-Palestine; and, resuming my training to cross the Dead Sea in 2020, from Jordan to Israel, swimming on my back at age 70 when the time is ripe. Because … when the Palestinians are freed, so are we.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:50:17 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
Will Evangelicals Ever Champion BDS? https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/will-evangelicals-ever-champion-bds/553 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 

Could the 70 million American Evangelicals with their 600+ followers worldwide endorse and promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to rein in Israel? Yes! But first they must snap out of their trance idolizing Israel. Modern Israel rejects the prophetic ideals of Judaism. The fullness of Christianity reflects the prophetic ideals.

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Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:34:01 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
When the Palestinians are Freed, SO ARE WE… https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/when-the-palestinians-are-freed-so-are-we/556 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 

Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-avoid-criticism-do-nothing-be-nothing/

Published AUG 31, 2018

 

To Avoid Criticism, Do Nothing, Be Nothing? Not Jeremy Corbyn! As Mr Jeremy Corbyn is being raked over the coals I can only admire him more. He’s doing what a leader does … guiding us through the irresolvable toward the attainable. As a signatory of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, a British Subject, and a Jew, I salute Mr Jeremy Corbyn.

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Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:49:11 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
EQUALITY, EQUALITY, EQUALITY – Feared in the Land of ‘Zionism’ … https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/equality-equality-equality-feared-in-the-land-of-zionism/564 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 
Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/equality-equality-equality-feared-in-the-land-of-zionism/

Published SEP 14, 2018

 

When the Palestinians are Freed, SO ARE WE.

 

In my letter to President Barack Obama, dated 29 January 2015, I asked: “Instead of heading toward a Native American model with Palestinians confined on reservations amid a sea of Israeli settlements and security zones, why not [authenticate Israel’s democracy with] open borders, freedom of movement? Mr. President, many people around the world would like to hear you say: ‘Mr. Netanyahu, tear down those walls.’”

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Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:10:58 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
What Does Christianity Say About One People, One Land, One God? https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/what-does-christianity-say-about-one-people-one-land-one-god/568 By Abraham A. van Kempen

 

Source: The Times of Israel

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/what-does-christianity-say-about-one-people-one-land-one-god/

Published SEP 22, 2018

 

When asked on my first day in kindergarten, ‘where were you born,’ I sparkled with pride: ‘Palaestina!’ Palaestina, pronounced in Dutch, sounded so exotic.

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:17:57 +0200 dzamta@gmail.com (Webmaster)
Let’s Get Radical … Be Kind! https://buildingthebridge.eu/common-ground/general/let-s-get-radical-be-kind/233 Source: The Times of Israel 

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/lets-get-radical-be-kind/

Published JULY 18, 2017

 

By Abraham A. van Kempen, Editor

BUILDING THE BRIDGE FOUNDATION, THE NETHERLANDS

 

What is better? A cataclysmic apocalypse or a catalytic thrust based on mutual trust! Can the politicians solely resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Quest To Co-Exist? Should terror for or against, perpetrated by either or both with the inevitable repercussions of reprisals, reign? Blood begets more blood, triggering the warring parties to fortify their resolve to regain their dignity; and, the world is enraged; and the people of Israel and of Palestine are split apart from within. Imagine being interlocked with unlikely people, the key to enduring change. Without that key, peace building itself collapses. The richness and vitality of our differences will dignify and can deepen our dialogue.

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