Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
By:
David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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Bush speech on peace says a lot that's right but founders on reliance on Abbas
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
In the long run, history may take a kinder view of George W. Bush's presidency than that of the majority of the American people who now see him as a failure. But anyone in Washington who thinks that he can boost his poll ratings or score a foreign-policy triumph on the heels of the Arab-Israeli conflict to divert attention away...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In its continuing efforts to educate members of the community regarding Israel and its neighbors, the Israel Advocacy Task Force of the Center for Israel and Overseas of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has embarked on a new initiative -- understanding the Iranian threat. This particular threat is one that should concern Israelis and Americans alike. The first event...
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By:
Clinton Bailey
This week, Israel's Cabinet is scheduled to authorize a new plan that the Construction and Housing Ministry has developed for resolving the problems between the state and the Bedouin that have existed since 1949. If it postpones discussion of the plan as it has several times during the past year, the envisioned resolution may be delayed for years. In 2002,...
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By:
Amy Friedkin and Larry Weinberg
Recently, Maxim, a U.S. mens' magazine with a monthly circulation of more than 2,000,000 subscribers, published a story featuring beautiful young Israeli women in revealing outfits and provocative poses. If it accomplished nothing else, it shattered Maxim's readers' preconceived notions about Israel, and left them curious or at least open to new information about Israel. Media in both the United...
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