Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

'Inquirer' Paints Israel as Christmas Grinch
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus for the Israel Advocacy Task Force of the Israel Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Christmas Day present to its readers was an Associated Press story direct from Manger Square in Bethlehem, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus. But the Inquirer added something special - its own bias against Israel. This lengthy story, with two eye-catching pictures that ran on Page A2, was headlined, "Prayers for Peace at Christmas Mass."...
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Focus on pliability of Sharon's successor ignores the real 'peace process' story
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A week into the post-Ariel Sharon era of U.S.-Israeli relations, some things are already clearer than they were just a few days ago. The first is that although the Bush administration is worried about whether any of the prime minister's possible successors will be as skillful at orchestrating territorial withdrawals as Sharon was, no change in policy toward Israel is...
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Gil Hoffman- The Jerusalem Post
JERUSALEM • ANALYSIS When Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attended the funeral of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's wife, Lily, in March 2000, he made a snide remark about Sharon, who'd defeated him for the Likud leadership a few months earlier. At the time, Olmert was bitter about the campaign. Nor had their friendship and political alliance developed yet, even though...
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An Israeli boy holds a torch during a protest organized by the Temple Mount Faithful, an ultra-nationalist Jewish group, at the Jaffa Gate Monday in Jerusalem. As it has in the past, the group, which seeks to rebuild the ancient Temple, later tried unsuccessfully to enter the compound. Such demonstrations, as well as other Jewish prayer services, are banned from...
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When Leslie and Michael Molder decided to take their two children on a trip to Israel, they purposely chose to do it during the month of December. "Since Christmas [in America] starts after Halloween, a few months of Christmas is a lot for our kids," said Leslie Molder, who will be one of some 90 people on a 12-day tour...
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