Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
By:
Larry Derfner
Cab drivers, divorced fathers, feminists, environmentalists, the bankrupt and various other Israeli groups have banded together over the years to advance their overriding common interest by running for the Knesset. But unless you count Agudat Yisrael (Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox) and Shas (Sephardi ultra-Orthodox), no demographic or identity group running on behalf of an apolitical cause has ever emerged a resounding success,...
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By:
David Klinghoffer
With less than two weeks before the release of the Sony Pictures version of Dan Brown's megaselling The Da Vinci Code, worries continue to mount among traditional Christians about both the book's and the movie's impact. But should non-Christians be concerned? Yes, we should. Jews in particular need to be aware of the gift Dan Brown has given, in all...
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By:
Barry Rubin
At last, the ideal slogan for the Hamas government has been given us by one of the group's main leaders, Mahmoud Zahar, buried in a speech he gave at a rally in Damascus: "Palestine in its entirety is our land." Not much new there. But then he continued with a marvelous turn of phrase that explains the Hamas government and...
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By:
David Horovitz
In the beginning, everybody told them they were wasting their time. "You're crazy," Vicki Eisenfeld recalls being warned, over and over. "Nothing will come of it." But 10 years after Vicki and Leonard Eisenfeld's son Matt, 25, a Yale graduate and rabbinical student, was murdered along with his fiancée Sara Duker in a No. 18 bus on Jerusalem's Jaffa Road,...
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Reviving interest in Herzl's legacy
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For many Israelis, he is - as one wag in Ha'aretz put it a couple of years ago - "that man with a beard" whose achievements are "irrelevant" to modern Israel. For American Jews, he is an unknown or just a name pulled out of history, often unconnected to any real sense of his importance. But as we celebrate Israel's...
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