Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

After nearly a year in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains Israel's best hope for a peace partner. The problem, though, is that his actions still speak much louder than his "moderate" words spoken to the West. Earlier this month, Abbas named the newly opened Rafah border crossing in honor of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered five Israelis in a...
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If Abortion Rights Are Curtailed, What''s Next? As a 79-year-old male, it is highly unlikely that I''ll ever need an abortion. Still, I find the positions of the Bush/ Reagan crowd very distressing, and against the spirit of the American nation as originally conceived (Cover story: "Activists Look to Law in Abortion Debate," Dec. 1). Our nation was born in...
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By:
Robert M. Heller and Rabbi Eric Yoffie
The discussion and debate that preceded the introduction of the resolution on the Iraq war at the recent convention of the Union for Reform Judaism were intense, befitting the magnitude of the subject. In the end, the resolution - the first by any major Jewish organization (and among the first by any American religious movement) to explicitly speak to our...
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Daniel Doron
It was high time for the Israeli political system, sclerotic and increasingly corrupt, to be shaken up. Unfortunately, the recent political upheaval launched by Ariel Sharon's departure from the Likud looks more like the rearranging of the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic . However sensational the rearrangements of political alignments may seem, they will probably not address the paralysis...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Plan at the Polls Worked Out Too Well: Egypt's Dictator Outwitted Himself Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.WashingtonPost.com ) on Dec. 5 that the Egyptian government's election fraud backfired: "Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a former general, practices politics with...
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