Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775
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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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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A weak government's survival will impact the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance
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As a matter of principle, it is not the business of American friends of Israel to tell Israelis who should, or should not, be their prime minister. That is, unfortunately, a proposition that has been observed largely in the breach over the course of the last 30 years. American Jews, and American politicians, for that matter, have done their best...
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
The U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act has elicited the usual cries of protest from abortion-rights advocates and, also as usual, they include an assortment of Jewish groups and The New York Times. That latter institution characterized the term "partial-birth abortion" itself as a "provocative label" for the presumably more descriptive "intact dilation and...
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By:
Phyllis Snyder
The Supreme Court has made it clear that ideology trumps health in the nation's highest court. On April 18, the Supreme Court made it clear that respect for legal precedent is dead. Clear that Roe v. Wade's protections are no longer immutable. Clear that it doesn't mind letting its own self-described "moral concerns" trump constitutional protections. Clear that the religious...
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