Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
At a speech co-sponsored last week by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Israel Advocacy Center and other groups, John Bolton, former Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations, made a few unorthodox suggestions to a local audience. Though Israel and the United States -- as well as most American Jews -- support a two-state solution to the...
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The Winograd Commission of Inquiry into what is now known in Israel as the Second Lebanon War finally delivered the long-anticipated second portion of its report. The verdict about the conduct of the war and its results was scathing, but the bottom line is that, at least for now, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain in office. This outcome is...
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Coming as it did during the week that the world observes the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the death of Miles Lerman was an apt reminder of what the survivors of the Holocaust have accomplished. Lerman, who passed away at the age of 88, was a native of Poland who escaped his Nazi captors and fought as a partisan...
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The spectacle of a border fence being pulled down as a population streams over its ruins inspires memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the farce enacted along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip last week is anything but a liberation play. The plight of Gaza's inhabitants is dire, but if it is, as they say, a "prison,"...
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Stu Goldman
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