Saturday, December 3, 2016 Kislev 3, 5777
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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Stu GOldman
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There's little doubt that as President Bush addressed the country and Congress this week to give them his constitutionally mandated State of the Union speech that the war in Iraq was much on the minds of his listeners. But while Americans debate the consequences of further involvement or withdrawal in that country, other Middle East problems are also competing for...
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Cabinet Symbolism The appointment of an Israeli Arab to a post in Israel's Cabinet has provoked a predictable controversy on both the left and the right. Raleb Majadele -- slated to become the nation's new minister of science, culture and sport -- is not the first non-Jew to serve in such a post. Salah Tarif, an Israeli Druze who briefly...
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Stu Goldman
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