Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
'Revisionist' historian's '1948' places current and past conflicts in perspective
By:
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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Context on Carter's New 'Friends' Still Missing
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
While Jews around the world were preparing for Passover last month -- a holiday that commemorates the liberation of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery, and their 3,000-plus-year connection to the Land of Israel -- former President Jimmy Carter was meeting with leaders of Hamas. Article 11 of the Hamas charter declares, "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
The Palestinian narrative sees Israel's 1948 War of Independence as the al Naqba -- "the catastrophe." The birth of a sovereign Jewish state is perceived to be the root of all evil because this supposedly solidified how the small Jewish community robbed the Palestinians of their land. That is the recurring mantra found in Arab historiography -- a hypersensitive focus...
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By:
Rachel Levy Lesser
On the night my daughter was born, I felt whole again -- or at least as whole as I could feel after losing my 57-year-old mother, who was an integral part of my 30-year-old, adult, day-to-day life. Her death 18 months beforehand loomed large throughout her six-year battle with ocular melanoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer that is first...
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