Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Asaf Romirowsky
Marking Israel's 60th anniversary has engendered much debate within Palestinian society about the Nakba ("catastrophe") and its celebration on May 15. Truth be told, the real catastrophe did not occur in 1948; it happened much earlier and it continues today under the leadership of Hamas. That is, the inability of the Palestinian national movement to create the political and social...
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By:
Elliot Jager
Hezbollah and its allies have just pulled off what may well turn out to be a coup d'état in Lebanon. Large swathes of Beirut have fallen to the forces of Hassan Nasrallah and his Amal allies. There aren't too many dull news days in the Middle East. Last week on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad let loose another hateful tirade,...
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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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New York is, in tone and pace, one of the most Jewish cities in the world, and yet, most of time, you wouldn't know it from reading The New York Times . Of course, there are lots of stories about Jews throughout the paper, but they are not often about Jewish Jews. Occasionally, there are stories in the Metro section...
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There Was a Pitched Battle in Washington Over Israel's Birth Former diplomat Richard Holbrooke writes in the Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 7 about the U.S. decision to recognize the State of Israel in 1948: "In celebrations surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary, it should not be forgotten that there was an epic struggle in Washington over how to respond...
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