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Rabbi David Rosen Honored by QEII

January 4, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Names AJC’s Rabbi David Rosen Commander of British Empire

January 3, 2010 – New York – Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her prestigious New Years honors list.

The CBE, one of Great Britain’s highest honors, was given to Rabbi Rosen in recognition of his interfaith relations work in the Middle East, and between the UK and Israel. He is the first Orthodox rabbi to receive the CBE.

“I feel very honored,” said the British-born Rabbi Rosen from his home in Jerusalem. “It’s not just a personal tribute but to all those before me and with me who work to promote a better world through deeper understanding and cooperation between religions.”

In addition to his role at AJC, where he also serves as Director of the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi Rosen is an Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He also was a member of the permanent Bilateral Commission of the State of Israel and the Holy See that established bilateral relations between Israel and the Vatican.

In November 2005, Rabbi Rosen was named by Pope Benedict XVI a Papal Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation. It was the first time this Vatican honor was given to an Orthodox rabbi.

“All of us at AJC are delighted that the Queen has recognized Rabbi Rosen’s achievements in advancing international interfaith understanding,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Wherever Rabbi Rosen travels, and he does so extensively, he engages those who aspire to a world where religion is seen as a force for good, not evil.”

Among his other path-breaking interreligious initiatives on behalf of AJC, last year Rabbi Rosen hosted at AJC headquarters in New York a major international Hindu-Jewish Summit, further deepening ties between the two faith groups. He also was key to the first visit to Israel, in 2007, of Muslim leadership from India.

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The "Most Moral Army in the World" Kills Civilians in Accordance With Talmudic Morality

March 4, 2008

Benedict’s elder brothers the rabbis say there are no innocent civilians in war.

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Rights Group: More than 50% of Gaza casualties weren’t militants

03/03/2008

By Haaretz Service

The human rights organization B’Tselem on Monday said in a statement that more than half of the Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip in Israel Defense Forces operations in recent days did not take an active part in the fighting. This statement came after the IDF Chief of Staff issued a statement saying that 90 percent of those killed were in fact armed militants.

In their statement, B’Tselem outlined a string of incidents in which IDF allegedly killed innocent bystanders in the course of military operations aimed at battling the escalating rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

According to data gathered by B’Tselem, 106 Palestinians were killed between February 27 and march 3. Fifty four of them were civilians who didn’t take part in the fighting, and 25 were under 18, the statement said.

he human rights group cites as an example an incident that occurred on Thursday, in which four children were killed and two others were wounded in an Israel Air Force strike targeting rocket launchers. The children had been playing soccer in a street east of the Jabaliya refugee camp. The organization’s inquiry into the incident revealed that the Qassam launcher may have been situated 100 meters from the site of the strike, and no militants were harmed in the strike.

Another incident cited by B’Tselem is the death of a brother and sister aged 16 and 17 while they were watching the violence from the window of their home east of Jabaliya. According to witnesses, the two were shot in the head and the chest.

B’Tselem expressed concern over the high number of civilians, especially children, who have been killed recently in the Gaza Strip. “Israel has a right to defend its citizens from rockets, which are in themselves a war crime, and it is what it must do,” the organization wrote. “Israel must do so within the confines of the law, which must conform to the criteria of differentiation and proportionality as defined by international humanitarian law.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/960338.html

The "Most Moral Army in the World" Kills Civilians in Accordance With Talmudic Morality

March 4, 2008

Benedict’s elder brothers the rabbis say there are no innocent civilians in war.

Read:

Judeo-Christian Tradition?

Rights Group: More than 50% of Gaza casualties weren’t militants

03/03/2008

By Haaretz Service

The human rights organization B’Tselem on Monday said in a statement that more than half of the Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip in Israel Defense Forces operations in recent days did not take an active part in the fighting. This statement came after the IDF Chief of Staff issued a statement saying that 90 percent of those killed were in fact armed militants.

In their statement, B’Tselem outlined a string of incidents in which IDF allegedly killed innocent bystanders in the course of military operations aimed at battling the escalating rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

According to data gathered by B’Tselem, 106 Palestinians were killed between February 27 and march 3. Fifty four of them were civilians who didn’t take part in the fighting, and 25 were under 18, the statement said.

he human rights group cites as an example an incident that occurred on Thursday, in which four children were killed and two others were wounded in an Israel Air Force strike targeting rocket launchers. The children had been playing soccer in a street east of the Jabaliya refugee camp. The organization’s inquiry into the incident revealed that the Qassam launcher may have been situated 100 meters from the site of the strike, and no militants were harmed in the strike.

Another incident cited by B’Tselem is the death of a brother and sister aged 16 and 17 while they were watching the violence from the window of their home east of Jabaliya. According to witnesses, the two were shot in the head and the chest.

B’Tselem expressed concern over the high number of civilians, especially children, who have been killed recently in the Gaza Strip. “Israel has a right to defend its citizens from rockets, which are in themselves a war crime, and it is what it must do,” the organization wrote. “Israel must do so within the confines of the law, which must conform to the criteria of differentiation and proportionality as defined by international humanitarian law.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/960338.html