Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
By:
Naomi Chazan
The Annapolis conference held last week in Maryland coincided with the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the U.N. Partition Plan. The principle of two states for two peoples laid down then is -- despite the time that has elapsed, the changes that have occurred in the interim, the missed opportunities and the continuation of violent conflict -- as valid...
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By:
Bernard Harrison
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, during his recent visit to Washington, stated in widely reported remarks that the resurgence of anti-Semitic propaganda and associated violence around the world should not be minimized or explained away, but attacked head-on. Sarkozy recalled being aghast to hear a Gaullist minister dismissing recent anti-Semitic violence in France with the throwaway line, "Yes, there are synagogues...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's our first childless Chanukah in 22 years. Our older daughter has settled in Boston, living in an apartment with three other roommates who will light menorahs of their own. Our younger daughter, a college freshman, will no doubt have many candle-igniting options between Hillel, Chabad and dorm-room gatherings. It seems a bit odd to contemplate Chanukah with just adults...
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By:
Saul Singer
Why is Israel obsessed with recognition? The Arab world is a largely dysfunctional collection of dictatorships, while Israel has become an island of freedom and a military and economic powerhouse. Is this the group of countries a democracy should go to for endorsement? The whole recognition conundrum can seem like a terrible joke. The Palestinians have repeatedly recognized Israel's right...
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By:
Jonathan Rosenbaum
The successful consideration of an applicant for tenure at Columbia University's Barnard College received a great deal of attention from outside of the world of scholarship. Why did anyone outside of that particular campus care about the career of Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj, a Palestinian-American assistant professor of anthropology at Barnard? The reason for that is the storm around her...
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