Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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Saul Singer
Greater Israel is dead; long live Greater Israel, says The New York Times. Let me explain. In a "news analysis" on Aug. 16 headlined, "Dream of 'greater Israel' lured too few," veteran Times reporter Ethan Bronner explains that the settlement movement's "cherished goal - the resettlement of the full biblical land of Israel by contemporary Jews - is not to...
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By:
Naomi Chazan
Disengagement is a fact. It may herald the beginning of a new chapter in Israel's history or it may serve to further intensify the ideological polarization and social fragmentation that it has magnified in recent months. This period of transition is critical: The patterns that emerge at this juncture will dictate the parameters of Israeli life for some time to...
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By every published account, this continues to be a strenuous period for magazines and print media. And yet, you couldn't tell that by all the new magazines that have made appearances during the summer months. I wrote about Radar several weeks ago, which just published its second issue and seems bent on reviving the cheekiness of Spy. Now comes Weekend...
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Diaspora vision of Zionist icons ought to survive, despite changes and turmoil
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For Jewish youngsters of past generations, Israel has always provided two invigorating symbols for the future. One was that of the pioneering Jewish farmer, who had shaken off the dust of a debilitating Diaspora and returned to the land of our ancestors. The second was that of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces - tough Jews whose victories would...
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By:
Hillel Halkin
Let's face it. With disengagement from Gaza nearly complete, the anti-disengagement forces have already won. That's not, of course, how it's being portrayed by the media. There, we see tearful settlers being evicted by tearful soldiers, who are also playing hide-and-seek with thousands of ideologically teenagers until the last of them is pulled from the bushes in time to go...
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