Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775
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Ehud Olmert
The following is excerpted from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on May 24. For the complete text of the speech, go to: www.mfa.gov.il . Israel must still meet the momentous challenge of guaranteeing the future of Israel as a democratic state with a Jewish majority, within permanent and defensible borders and...
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Media Clippings
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While it raged, the Lawrence Summers affair engendered a great deal of media copy. But once it ended - quickly and somewhat brutally, with the resignation of Summers from the presidency of Harvard University - the story disappeared completely from the country's radar screen. As you may recall, Summers spent an embattled several years at the helm of Harvard, challenging...
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Advocacy Corner
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
It is a perverse human quality, but we are drawn to news stories about human tragedies. Some characteristics of such stories intensify the level of our fascination: descriptions or pictures of gore or disfigurement; pictures of grieving loved ones; and some form of personal connection - no matter how indirect - to those at the center. The journalistic adage, "If...
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Bishop Roy Almquist
There is no place in the world where people live constantly with pressure and fear the way they do in Israel and Palestine. Hardly a week goes by that there's not an incident or a governmental action that draws our attention there. You cannot visit Israel without having profound respect for the optimism of its people, who simply build for...
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Frustration on the right, cynicism on the left still trumped by a nation's ideals
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Last week columnist Joseph Farah told his readers on the Internet that "I give up on Israel." Farah, founder of the popular conservative WorldNetDaily. com site, is, as he puts it, of "Arabic descent," yet counts himself as one of "Israel's staunchest supporters." But Farah writes in a piece that has been widely circulated beyond his usual readership that he...
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