Friday, April 24, 2015 Iyyar 5, 5775
By:
Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cabinet have found a unique way to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Id al-Adha, the "Festival of the Sacrifice," that commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son. But instead of slaughtering lambs or goats, as millions of Muslims throughout the world do, Israel's leaders were prepared to sacrifice the lives of countless...
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By:
Larry Derfner
Neither I nor anybody else knows how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian dilema -- the dual, interlocking problems of Palestinian terror and Israeli occupation. It seems the three approaches Israel has tried -- military force, negotiations and unilateral withdrawal -- have all failed. It seems the best we can do, until some miracle appears, is try to "manage the conflict." And...
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Media Clippings
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I can't remember the last time the Sunday travel section of The New York Times considered Israel as a destination for intrepid tourists. It was definitely years ago, perhaps in the 1990s sometime, once the Oslo Accords had been signed and the world seemed to ease up on Israel a little. In fact, I can count on the fingers of...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
It wasn't surprising to read the Christmas coverage from Bethlehem. Christians living under Arab rule have difficulties all year round, not just on Christmas. Yet, most of the year, Christians ignore the problems their coreligionists face. An NBC Nightly News' reporter cited three causes for this year's gloom: fighting among Palestinian factions, Israel's security barrier, and international sanctions against the...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
The end of 2007 saw the publication of two important documents on the future of the American synagogue, and, at first glance, they could not appear more different. The first, "Acting Strategically: A Manual for Synagogue Planning," is a product of the Minneapolis-based STAR, or Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal. Written in the language of business consulting, the manual offers a...
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