Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

Jonathan S. Tobin

Despite applause for Olmert, he can't count on unconditional American support
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Ehud Olmert emerged from his first meeting as prime minister with President Bush sounding as if the conclave couldn't have been more to his liking. The extended face time he had with the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the cheers Olmert received when he addressed Congress last week are being put forward as a personal triumph for him as...
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Frustration on the right, cynicism on the left still trumped by a nation's ideals
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Last week columnist Joseph Farah told his readers on the Internet that "I give up on Israel." Farah, founder of the popular conservative WorldNetDaily. com site, is, as he puts it, of "Arabic descent," yet counts himself as one of "Israel's staunchest supporters." But Farah writes in a piece that has been widely circulated beyond his usual readership that he...
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Hopes for co-existence live, but they must be placed in the context of ongoing strife
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Visitors to Israel are often hard-pressed to assimilate much of what they see. But occasionally, all of the disparate elements of Israeli society with its heavy baggage of history, culture and politics can be placed into a comprehensible perspective. Such a moment came for me last week while attending the International Conference of Jewish Newspaper Editors. Among the many interesting...
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Reviving interest in Herzl's legacy
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For many Israelis, he is - as one wag in Ha'aretz put it a couple of years ago - "that man with a beard" whose achievements are "irrelevant" to modern Israel. For American Jews, he is an unknown or just a name pulled out of history, often unconnected to any real sense of his importance. But as we celebrate Israel's...
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Activism on Sudan doesn't diminish uniqueness of the Holocaust
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This week, Jews from around the country will be marching on Washington. But contrary to the paranoid fantasies of those anti-Semites who think the Jewish "Lobby" runs the country, the activists from a broad cross-section of Jewish groups won't be there to "influence" policy for the benefit of Israel. Instead, Jewish individuals and groups will be standing up for a...
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