Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

By:
Basil Herring and Joel Finkelstein
Circumcision, or brit milah, has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called "intactivists" on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable...
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By:
Patrick Meehan
On May 24th, I had the privilege of attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rousing address before a joint session of Congress. It was an event that was personally significant both as an American and as a legislator. I was moved by the prime minister's words of strength in the face of the persistent danger that Israel faces. It made me...
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There's only one thing certain about the flotilla making its way to Gaza this week: No good can come of it. The attempt by naive and misguided activists seeking to bring attention to the situation in Gaza is foolhardy at best and potentially lethal at worst. The question is: How much harm will be done? Israel is apparently taking all...
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A caption misrepesents a photo, the president's Israel policy is defended and other groups that send young people around the world are cited.
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By:
Stuart E. Eizenstat
As a government official in several administrations, an American and a Jew, I see Israel from multiple perspectives. Israel plays a strategic role in advancing American interests in the Middle East; Israel and the United States share a common set of democratic values; Israel is the Third Jewish Commonwealth, returning the Jewish people to their homeland after 2,000 years of...
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