Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Larry Derfner
Now that Palestinian terror has gotten out of hand in Gaza, people like me who strongly favor unilateral Israeli withdrawal -- from Gaza and the northern West Bank last year, and from the West Bank interior in the coming years -- owe an accounting. With the torrent of Kassams on Sederot in recent weeks, and now the killing of two...
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Noomi Weinryb
Should Jews stay in Europe? The question is an appropriate one. Growing up as a Jew in Sweden and the grandchild of Polish Holocaust survivors, I was constantly aware of what Europe had done to my family, what it had done to the Jewish people. The question haunted us: What were we doing here, and what would happen to us...
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The New Republic can always be counted on to provide insightful reporting on Israel, even when its commentators take a critical stance, and the standard was continued with a recent article that gave the fullest portrait I'm aware of of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's career. The article, titled "Virtually Normal," was by Gadi Taub of Hebrew University, and appeared in...
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By:
Alan M. Dershowitz
The increasing number of Palestinian civilian casualties unintentionally inflicted by Israel in its effort to stop rocket attacks against its own civilians reflects the success of the terrorists' policy. The goal of Palestinian terror is to increase the number of civilian deaths on both sides. Yes, the Palestinian terrorists who now fire rockets into Israel from Gaza want the Israel...
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By:
Ethan Felson
The 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted 483-28 last week to replace its controversial stance on divestment from Israel — adopted two years earlier — with a more balanced, nuanced approach. They said that suicide bombing and terrorist attacks are crimes against humanity. They recognized Israel’s right to defend its pre-1967 boundaries with a security barrier. They...
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