Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
By:
Evelyn Gordon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is not purposely trying to destroy all of Israel's hard-won security gains of the last five years. But if she were, she could hardly have improved on her new benchmark proposal for Israelis and Palestinians. The proposal comprises two parallel sets of "benchmarks": steps (mainly Israeli) to increase Palestinian freedom of movement, and steps (mainly...
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By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at Mount Sinai came the giving of the Torah. What was the purpose of the sublime revelation itself? The actual contents of the Ten Commandments -- for instance, belief in God, honoring one's parents...
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
At their annual meeting in April, Britain's National Union of Journalists passed a resolution asking for "a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government." In itself, this is a remarkable display...
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By:
Naomi Chazan
The raging leadership crisis in Israel -- brought to a head by the scathing interim report of the Winograd Committee -- has diverted attention from one of the most significant and promising developments in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Quietly, persistently and creatively, a revived peace front is being consolidated. This multifaceted coalition is securing the civic foundations for a serious effort to...
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By:
Saul Singer
While it may be fair to demand of our leaders wisdom we pundits don't possess, we should at least have the humility to admit that's what we're doing. Let's go back for a moment to July 21, 2006, nine days into the war. In a column, I compared Israel's campaign to the Six-Day War, the Entebbe hostage rescue, the attack...
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