Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
It's going to take a lot of diplomacy -- and more -- to keep the fledgling Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations going. No one expected these talks to be easy, but if the parties are serious, they will persevere despite disagreements that will inevitably arise. Not surprisingly, a huge brouhaha has erupted over Israel's decision not to extend its 10-month moratorium on...
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The launch of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians for the first time in nearly two years is being greeted with a justifiable mix of skepticism, fear and hope. Reasons for the skepticism are obvious. Given the decades of failed attempts to bring peace to the land and the fact that the Palestinians had to practically be dragged to...
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It just doesn't seem fair. After all, the pools are still filled. Summer, for so many of us, begins when the local swimming holes open on Memorial Day, and officially ends when they close on Labor Day. But this year, many area students will don their backpacks and board their buses well before the holiday weekend gets rolling. Those students...
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The media is once again rife with speculation over if and when Israel or the United States might attack Iran to quash its nuclear ambitions. The latest debate was sparked by a lengthy cover story in the September issue of The Atlantic by Jeffrey Goldberg. After speaking to a number of senior U.S. and Israeli officials, Goldberg reaches this conclusion:...
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Our community was blessed this summer with the promise of youth, and most of us didn't even know it. Scattered throughout the city was a group of 33 enthusiastic high school and college students devoting their time and energy to a myriad of Jewish institutions and organizations. They were college students like Hannah Stup, whose experience working with seniors at...
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