Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Jonathan S. Tobin

Discovery offers glimpse of both ancient Israel and the travails of the modern state
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For those who hate Israel, one of the most dangerous things a Jew can do in Jerusalem is to start digging. Because the more you dig there, the worse it gets for those who would like to pretend that Israelis are alien colonists imposing their rule on the so-called indigenous people of the region. That's why an interest in archaeology...
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Had any time off lately to just sit around and watch TV? A day spent channel-surfing might lead any of us to conclude that the most serious problem facing America is the fact that one attractive blonde with a U.S. passport is still missing in the Dutch island resort of Aruba. Of course, to those involved in such tragedies, these...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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If Israel's Learned One Thing About War, It's That Profiling Works The Shalem Center think-tank's executive director, Yishai Ha'etzni, writes in The New York Post (www. nypost.com) on July 26 about Israel's experience with profiling terror suspects: "Since 9/11, U.S. officials have struggled with how to protect the American public without infringing on individuals' rights and sensibilities. The touchiest issue...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Think-tank scholar Patrick Clawson writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) July 19 that the G8's aid package to the Palestinians is a big mistake: "The recent G8 summit produced a decision to double international aid to the Palestinian Authority - to $2 billion per year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of Israel's removal of settlers from...
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Under what we laughingly call "normal" circumstances, Israel is inundated with foreign journalists. But this month and next, there will be even more newsies parachuted into the country than usual. And you can bet that most of them will be even more ignorant of the context of the events they cover than the regular crowd. The reason is Israel's scheduled...
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