Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
What does it say about the Palestinian commitment to peace when the first American president to make creation of a Palestinian state a goal of his administration is told he is unwelcome when he comes this week to celebrate Israel's 60th birthday? When President Bush goes to Israel, he will be persona non grata -- translation: Yankee, go home! --...
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Tehran Believes They're Winning a Rocket War on Two Different Fronts Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 5 about the war of the rockets in Gaza and Iraq: "For months now, Israel has been mired in an unwinnable war against Hamas and allied militias in Gaza, who fire missiles at civilians in Israel...
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It was time to drop in again on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's bimonthly eZine known as 614 . Geared mostly for women, it debuted early in 2007, and I first wrote about it several months later. At that time, I noted that HBI's intention, according to a press release distributed before the launch, was to spark "conversation among Jewish women" by...
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'Revisionist' historian's '1948' places current and past conflicts in perspective
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In the course of a lengthy essay in The Atlantic , writer Jeffrey Goldberg quotes an encounter he had with a Gazan imam named Ibrahim Mudeiris, who had just delivered a sermon in which he had described the Jews as "the sons of apes and pigs." Mudeiris summed up the current standoff between Israel and the Hamas movement which currently...
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Can a nation replete with Israeli hearts also relearn the art of fostering a Jewish soul?
By:
Michael Oren
I will never forget my first day in Israel, when a group of teenagers pointed at my tallit and laughed. It was the summer of 1970, and at age 15, I had realized my dream of volunteering on a kibbutz. Raised in an American home in which Conservative Judaism melded effortlessly with moderate Zionism, I never suspected that some Israelis...
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