Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
By:
Leonard Fein
On the surface, the question of how Jews should regard the genocide of Armenians should be an easy call. Here, for example, is the text of a cable that Henry Morgenthau, Sr., then America's ambassador to Turkey, sent to the State Department on July 10, 1915: "Persecution of Armenians assuming unprecedented proportions. Reports from widely scattered districts indicate systematic attempt...
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By:
Caroline Glick
Sometimes terror doesn't have to pay. Reports last week that Fatah Prime Minister Salaam Fayad had paid the annual salaries of members of Hamas's army in Gaza caused U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to shoot off a livid letter to Fayad. Cantor, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, had just returned from leading a Republican Congressional delegation to...
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Some Israelis doubt Zionism, but others counter with perseverance and ideas
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Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most talked about items in the Jewish world this summer has been an interview published in Ha'aretz with former Knesset Speaker and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Avrum Burg. Burg, once the idol of the Jewish left and considered to be an eventual frontrunner for Israel's leadership, sat down for a chat with his old Peace Now...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Noah Feldman was a brilliant, Orthodox Jewish Rhodes scholar who arrived in Oxford in my fourth year as rabbi there in 1992. We quickly hit it off. For one thing, there was scarcely a subject -- Jewish or secular -- upon which Noah did not have some profound knowledge. We studied Talmud together several times a week. Noah was one...
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Trauma? What trauma? Gaffe reveals a great deal about an unpopular leader.
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Jonathan S. Tobin
One year after the newly named Second Lebanon War, Israel's north is back in business. Where 12 months ago the region was shaken to its core by the impact of hundreds of missile hits from Hezbollah, traces of the damage are now hard to find. Last year, the north was empty, as many of its residents fled south to safety,...
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