Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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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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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Palestinians Still Play at Democracy Editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report (www. usnews.com) Mortimer B. Zuckerman writes in its Aug. 15 issue that these days, Israel is alone: “Don’t look now, but the Middle East’s old diplomatic game of make-believe is back. The peace process is hopelessly deadlocked, but the key players pretend otherwise, hoping that wishing...
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