Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Columnist John Podhoretz writes in The New York Post ( www.nypost.com ) on Oct. 12 about the folly of America trying to be peace-broker: "Here we are again, on the verge of another Middle East peace conference -- this one in Annapolis, starting Nov. 1. And so, again, here we are, with Israeli politicians leaking possible territorial concessions and Palestinian...
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We've all seen them -- the bulk of articles that have proclaimed the demise of the old-fashioned book, the kind you can hold in your hands and whose pages you can turn, one at a time, by yourself. Technology is having its way with this longtime staple of the intellectual and entertainment world by putting all those words on the...
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Saul Singer
In Shimon Peres' recent maiden speech at the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, the new president of Israel put forth the proposition that there are two clear challenges facing the world. "The nations of the world wish to encourage growth, goodwill, competition and cooperation. But two heavy shadows darken this prospect: global terror and global warming," he...
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Alon Pinkas
What do Iran, the Arab League, the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli right, the Israeli left, the Israeli punditocracy, and the omnipresent and eternally anonymous "senior Israeli defense officials" all have in common? They are all contributing members of the "Coalition of the Willing" -- those willing to predict that the meeting/summit in Annapolis, Md., will fail terribly and precipitate adverse...
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An unpopular war doesn't dim the patriotism or the courage of our armed forces
After Israel's War of Independence, Hebrew poet Nathan Alterman famously memorialized those who fell in that struggle in his poem "Magash Hakesef" -- "The Silver Platter." The reference was to a statement by the country's first president that no one was going to hand the Jews a state "on a silver platter." In other words, it would have to be...
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