Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
Historian Victor Davis Hanson writes in The Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Sept. 24 about the chaos in Gaza: "After the Israelis' recent pullout from the Gaza Strip, chaos broke out. Greenhouses bought by international agencies for future Palestinian use were ransacked by the beneficiaries. Violent fights over looted equipment escalated among squatters, the government and terrorists. "Empty synagogues...
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Saul Singer
If someone asked for a brief, yet powerful, summary of the Arab-Israeli conflict and where we stand today, I might hand them Ariel Sharon's speech, given last month at the United Nations. It was poignant and personal, and probably the best he's ever offered as prime minister. It was also instructive in comparison to a speech given a decade before...
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Evelyn Gordon
Nobody ever accused Israel of effective public relations. But the latest tactic adopted by the Foreign Ministry and American Jewish organizations represents a new low: arranging speakers and cultural performances that openly slander the country as part of a misguided effort to demonstrate Israel's liberality. A case in point was the recent tour of Israel organized by the American Jewish...
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Bush envoy 'listens' and critics bash away, but neither approach is right
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With Yom Kippur only days away, a lot of us are spending time apologizing for our misdeeds in the past year. That's all to the good, but when we look at the international scene these days, we have to wonder about who should really be apologizing. Two curious news events took place last week that showed just how ridiculous much...
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Tell American Jews about a disaster anywhere in the world, and they rush to respond. Whether it be the tsunami in Southeast Asia or the war in Kosovo, the Jewish community has always contributed resources out of proportion to its numbers. And last month, we were presented with yet another horrific disaster. The response? Silence. While Jews are falling over...
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