Sunday, June 26, 2016 Sivan 20, 5776
The news that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has dismissed the possibility that the current talks between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace ought to have surprised no one. In the summer of 2000, Barak -- then Israel's prime minister, and today leader of the country's center-left Labor Party -- placed the most generous peace...
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The breakdown of the nation of Sudan is a matter of record. Sudan's Darfur region has been the scene of a genocidal war against black Africans on the part of Arab militias while other parts of the country are in an economic state of collapse. So where do some citizens of this failed state head for succor? To other African...
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A minor scholarly controversy came to a successful conclusion last week when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum finally relented, and agreed to include a mention of Jewish activists who pushed for rescue of European Jewry in its permanent exhibition. The decision is yet another posthumous honor for the late Hillel Kook, who was known in this country as Peter Bergson...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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For more than 100 years, that little blue box has been a mainstay of Jewish life. The coins that accumulated in the Jewish National Fund's trademark pushkas helped purchase land in that became the bridgehead for the Jewish state envisioned by Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. In the nearly 60 years since Israel's founding, the fund has continued...
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