Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Presbyterian Reversal: Product of a Group Effort Following the passage of a resolution at the 2004 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA calling for selective divestment in companies assisting Israel in the so-called occupation, our organizations began working collaboratively toward a reversal of that policy. In many discussions with local Presbyterians, we found that the vast majority of both...
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Punish Israel's Enemies With Boycotts of Our Own Outrage is now the fashionable political word. Every day, the media speak of the professed anger targeted at Israel and, by extension, Jews everywhere (Editorial: "Rocket's Red Glare Exposes New 'Martyrs,' June 15). A group called Human Rights Watch almost instantly appeared on the scene of an alleged Gaza beach bombing by...
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Left-Right Battle in D.C. By No Means a Fair Fight The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's coverage of the advocacy by different Jewish groups - both for and against HR 4861 - made it appear that peace advocates (Americans for Peace Now, and Brit Tzedek v'Shalom) were lobbying Congress, not because of their own policy, but just to oppose the well-funded professional...
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Scholarship, Citizenship: School Promotes Both The 50th-anniversary celebration of the Perelman Jewish Day School was glorious, and especially gratifying to those of us who worked so hard in the early days, when the school was known as the Solomon Schechter Day School (City & Suburb: "50 Years and Counting: Perelman Day School to Celebrate a Milestone," May 25). I served...
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The 'Inconceivable' Misery of Displaced Gaza Jews I had just returned from Israel when I read Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "Why I'm Not Giving Up on Israel," May 25). At the end of our trip, we visited the "tent city" near Ashkelon that he mentioned in his piece. I agree with his characterization of the people there...
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