Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775

News that an insidious movement to delegitimize Israel will be convening a conference at the University of Pennsylvania next month is stirring much angst in our community. The anxiety is justified, but we as a community must be careful not to overreact so as not to hand the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known as BDS, a public-relations victory. We...
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By:
Mervin J. Hartman
We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has given us a distinct perspective on Middle East affairs. Much has been written about the "moribund" peace process and the Palestinians' attempt to gain recognition at the United Nations. In my view, the peace process is...
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By:
Jason Edelstein
Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum. She reportedly criticized proposed Knesset legislation aimed at curbing foreign funding of Israeli NGOs and gender-segregated bus lines serving haredi Orthodox areas. A couple of weeks later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an op-ed...
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A writer asks why any of us should accept a new view of Jesus while another insists that an article on adult education omitted some important sponsorship.
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By:
Ruth S. Laibson
I am usually proud to call Philadelphia my home. But a recent study that highlights our city's increasing income segregation contains some very disquieting facts that should challenge all of us to action.
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