Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
The news that The Philadelphia Inquirer is closing its Jerusalem bureau is, for many friends of Israel, a mixed bag. On the one hand, the lack of original material with a Jerusalem dateline in the area's paper of record will diminish audience understanding of the region. On the other, there will be one less potential source of bias against Israel...
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Stu Goldman
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It's hard to think of any cause that has as broad an appeal these days as environmentalism and concern for the future of the planet. So it's no surprise that a Jewish festival associated with such issues -- Tu B'Shevat, the annual holiday or New Year of Trees -- should also be rising in popularity. The 15th day of the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summed up the situation succinctly this week when he noted that Monday's Palestinian suicide bombing in Eilat shattered an "illusion of quiet" that had prevailed in recent months. The atrocity in Israel's sun-filled southern resort, which left three young Jewish men in a bakery dead, was the first suicide bombing in nine months. But those...
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