Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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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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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Former prisoner of Zion and Israeli Cabinet member Natan Sharansky writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Oct. 2 that a judge in France has a chance to hold the media accountable: "Last month, a French court heard an appeals case whose forthcoming verdict will have far-reaching ramifications for all who value truth and accuracy in Middle...
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Heeb magazine has never been shy, especially about tooting its own horn, and a recent press release is typical. Under the headline, "Jewish Culture Mag Launches HEEB100.COM , Publishes 'The Chosen Issue,' " we were told that the "self-proclaimed voice of young Jewish America" was proud to announce the launch of the Web site, "an online gallery of 100 of...
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