Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Ariel Sharon
"Citizens of Israel, the day has arrived. We are beginning the most difficult and painful step of all - evacuating our communities from the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria. "This step is very difficult for me personally. It was with a heavy heart that the government of Israel made the decision regarding disengagement, and the Knesset did not lightly approve...
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By:
Evelyn Gordon
Perhaps the most important recent news item merited no more than a passing mention in the Israeli media or elsewhere, which, as usual, has been preoccupied with lesser issues. Admittedly, events such as the anti-disengagement demonstrations in Sderot and Ofakim, Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation and the Jewish terror attack in Shfaram are far more dramatic than the dry statistics...
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The spectacle of Israel's withdrawal from Gaza has evoked a variety of emotions from American Jews who follow the drama from afar. Many of us grieve at the loss of homes and the sacrifice of decades worth of building as the Jewish communities there are dismantled. Others are happy that the burden of staying in Gaza has been lifted from...
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If That’s the Best Case They Can Make, Forget It! In a full-page letter printed Aug. 11 in the Jewish Exponent, the board chair and president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia send Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon these incredible words: “It is our hope that the implementation of this disengagement plan will enhance the security of the people...
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For supporters of Israel, the sense of cognitive dissonance about current events is by now commonplace. This week, Israel is leaving the Gaza Strip 38 years after it conquered the small territory in a defensive war. Those Jewish residents who have not left voluntarily are being forcibly removed. Farms, towns, homes, synagogues and even cemeteries are either being destroyed or...
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