Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
The murder of four Israeli Arabs aboard a bus last week was the sort of crime many had feared would happen, despite all hopes to the contrary. The Jewish state mourned the deaths of the four persons killed in cold blood by a 19-year-old deserter from the Israeli army. Still, the prayer on the lips of every Jew this week...
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How much attention should Jews give to the statements of various churches about Israel? For those who claim we should stop obsessing about the issue, the latest dust-up between Israel and the Vatican was a frustrating example of how things can go very wrong. It started with a statement issued by the pope that condemned international terrorism, but conspicuously omitted...
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The mood in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was fairly staid last week, despite what international news-gatherers broadcast to the rest of the world from the jumpy area in and around Gaza. But the quiet in the cities proved deceptive, especially if you sat down and spoke for a time with Israelis of all stripes and ages. Then the atmosphere could...
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There's nothing new about Jews protesting actions of Israeli governments at the rather germane site of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell. For years, the Jewish state's left-wing critics have used the icon as a backdrop for opposition to settlements or the country's measures of self-defense against the ongoing terror war waged by the Palestinians. This sort of behavior made most members of...
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Fight the Good Fight If critics of Israel's security fence needed a reminder of why the Jewish state is going to such trouble to separate itself from the Palestinians, Tuesday's terrorist bombing in Netanya should serve as yet another wake-up call. The completion of the security barrier in the Jerusalem area has set off a predictable wave of outrage from...
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