Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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The New Republic can always be counted on to provide insightful reporting on Israel, even when its commentators take a critical stance, and the standard was continued with a recent article that gave the fullest portrait I'm aware of of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's career. The article, titled "Virtually Normal," was by Gadi Taub of Hebrew University, and appeared in...
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Alan M. Dershowitz
The increasing number of Palestinian civilian casualties unintentionally inflicted by Israel in its effort to stop rocket attacks against its own civilians reflects the success of the terrorists' policy. The goal of Palestinian terror is to increase the number of civilian deaths on both sides. Yes, the Palestinian terrorists who now fire rockets into Israel from Gaza want the Israel...
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Ethan Felson
The 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted 483-28 last week to replace its controversial stance on divestment from Israel — adopted two years earlier — with a more balanced, nuanced approach. They said that suicide bombing and terrorist attacks are crimes against humanity. They recognized Israel’s right to defend its pre-1967 boundaries with a security barrier. They...
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For the second time in four years, terror puts Israeli and American leaders to the test
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As this column goes to press, the prayers of the Jewish world and decent people everywhere are with Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped last weekend by Palestinian terrorists. Shalit was was wounded and dragged off into the terrorist sanctuary of Gaza while two of his comrades were murdered at a border outpost. The ultimate outcome of this...
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Elliot Jager
I voted for Kadima earlier this year because I supported Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. But my support for the disengagement idea does not mean I favor rushing into a further West Bank pullout. Not now. Not yet. On the contrary, Israel is "parked" in a good place while events in the Palestinian areas play themselves out, the security...
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