Anti-convergence battle starts in US

May 16, 2006 00:40
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


In advance of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's visit to Washington next week, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind has begun a US campaign to stop the convergence plan. The Democrat told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that he plans to set up a national Jewish-Christian coalition to lobby American politicians including congressmen and senators to secure their support in stopping US funds from assisting any unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. In addition, he plans to work with leaders within the American Evangelical movement. "I am going to fight with everything that I have the idea that my tax dollars are paying to help throw Jews out of their homes," said Hikind, who arrived in Israel on Monday. "The Israeli government has the right to do what they want, but we as Americans do not have to support it," said Hikind. This is not the first time that Hikind has gotten involved in a battle against Israeli government policy. Last summer he brought a number of solidarity missions from the US to protest the Disengagement Plan. He himself entered Gaza before the pullout to stand in solidarity with its residents. "Whatever my involvement was with Gush Katif, it is nothing compared to what I intend to do here," said Hikind, who is spending the next few days visiting settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Storm clouds pass over a Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2018
June 20, 2019
FBI: Syrian refugee plotted to bomb Pittsburgh church for ISIS


Cookie Settings