Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776
In the last two decades, the culture of the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora changed. The old paradigm of a besieged Jewish state looking to Jews living elsewhere for aid became as outdated as the old gung-ho "We Are One" rhetoric that was once seen as a can't miss marketing strategy for raising funds. Israel was stronger than ever...
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Stu Goldman
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To the overwhelming majority of American Jews the news that actor/director Mel Gibson spewed anti-Semitic invective at police after being pulled over last week for speeding and drunken driving was not exactly a revelation. Gibson earned infamy -- as well as millions of dollars and fans -- for his 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ." Christians flocked to it...
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There is a moment in every conflict Israel has found itself in that causes some Diaspora Jews to find the "courage" to denounce it. The death of dozens of civilians in the Lebanese village of Kana this past week yet again adds fuel to the fire of many so-called idealists; it remains such a moment. While the complete story about...
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Quite Proportionate! The most frequently heard criticism of Israel's attempts to defend itself against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon is that it's using "disproportionate" force. The notion that terrorist forces ensconced along the Jewish state's borders should have the right to kill, kidnap, and rain down death and destruction on Israeli towns and cities without facing the full force available at...
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