Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
By:
Elliot Jager
Hamas literally exploded onto the public consciousness in March 1996 with a series of bus bombings that slaughtered nearly 60 Israelis. Today, it is eager to participate in the democratic process, and Israel is threatening to put every possible obstacle in its path. What a spoilsport! At first glance, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's remarks last week in New York -...
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
You have to wonder just who's developing the Palestinians' strategy for achieving statehood. Or is nobody in charge? The Israeli withdrawal from Gaza was an opportunity to show the world that it has nothing to fear from a Palestinian state, and that once the occupation ends and Palestinians run their own lives, the era of lawlessness will be over. That...
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No committed Zionist could have asked for more. On the cover of the September Atlantic Monthly were the words: "How Arafat Destroyed Palestine." The second headline promised even more: "The legacy of one man's corrupt personal rule - through the eyes of those who knew him best." I'd never heard of the writer, David Samuels, and the brief biography provided...
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Israeli journalist Fiamma Nirenstein writes in The New York Sun ( www.nysun.com ) on Sept. 16 that some Jewish extremists are echoing Israel's enemies when they talk about Ariel Sharon: "Something weird has happened after the disengagement, and I feel worried. There was, once upon a time, not such a big bunch of people, who shared a common and not...
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By:
Adina Matusow, JE Feature
What would you do if you woke up to find that your marriage had been prearranged by your parents? You'd probably reject the idea, just as the three elder daughters did in "Fiddler on the Roof." Each daughter had insisted upon the importance of finding true love, and each wanted to seek a match of her own: the eldest with...
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