Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
By:
Sholomo Avineri
Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the issue of Jerusalem in which he expressed the concern of Jews everywhere about the future of Israel's capital. This is obvious and self-evident. But the thrust of his letter lay in the suggestion that while he recognizes Israel's...
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By:
Rob Eshman
Quick, name one thing that 99 percent of all American Jews agree on. Impossible, right? We are the people who pride ourselves on our contentiousness, who revel in our stiff-neckedness, who love to remind the world that where there are two Jews, you'll find three opinions. But it's not always so. According to the American Jewish Committee's 2007 annual Survey...
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
A few hours after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I happened to see an interview with a group of Pakistani university students who were part of a stunned mass of grieving people on the streets of Karachi. They had varying opinions, arguing among themselves and cutting each other off until one young woman brought up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Of course,"...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Much has been said about Benazir Bhutto's assassination; little will be understood about what it truly means. I'm not speaking about Pakistan, of course -- as important as that country is -- but rather the lesson for all of the Middle East. Back in 1946, an American diplomat asked an Iranian editor why his newspaper angrily criticized the United States,...
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Making sense of Israelis who want the U.S. to pressure their own government
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Jonathan S. Tobin
George W. Bush makes his first presidential visit to Israel this week, but no one is expecting that his presence in Jerusalem and Ramallah will bring about a diplomatic miracle and accelerate progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. But there are some Israelis who are hoping that either Bush or Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will use these meetings or subsequent conclaves...
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