Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Talk about a case of too little, way too late. Despite all the hype surrounding Richard Goldstone's sudden change of heart -- admitting that he erred in accusing Israel of deliberately targeting civilians in its war against Hamas -- the damage is done. The fallout from the initial report struck an incalculable blow to Israel's image in the global arena,...
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We all know by now that Facebook can fuel revolutions. Look at nearly every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa engulfed in uprisings against longtime dictatorial regimes. In every instance, it was the power of social media that helped enable disparate sectors of society to come out in the streets to protest. So perhaps it shouldn't be a...
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Omission in Story Was a Grave, Painful Mistake The March 3 cover story, "The Flavor of the Place," had an important message, but an upsetting affect on many people. It spoke of how much the Old York Road corridor has to offer Jewish families, yet neglected to mention a key organization discussed by two of the parents. For example, the...
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By:
Steven Windmueller
American Jews are political animals, deeply passionate about politics, as generally more than 80 percent of eligible Jewish voters participate in the electoral process. Throughout American history, Jews have held a special regard for their civic responsibility. Throughout much of the 20th century, Jews have supported Democratic Party candidates. Over time, there has been a debate about whether "the Jewish...
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By:
Alan Abbey
The youth baseball team I coach here in Jerusalem, the Wildcats -- comprised of 15 boys, ages 10-12, including my son -- had a game scheduled at the Kraft Family Stadium in central Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. In the morning, my biggest concern was whether we would be rained out. Instead, two hours before the first...
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