Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

By:
Jonathan Schanzer
While most of the world celebrates the U.S. military operation that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the sentiment is not unanimous. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has condemned the United States, accusing Washington of assassinating a "Muslim and Arabic warrior," and the "continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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Amid a turbulent week of news, it might be easy to forget that Israel will be celebrating 63 years of independence next week. That would be a shandah. Unfortunately, the hostility of the neighborhood hasn't changed much since Israel declared itself a state on May 14, 1948. In fact, the current turmoil in the Arab world appears more threatening to...
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You're Letting a Piece of Jewish History Die I believe your cover story on the closing of the Stiffel Center ("Changes in the City Landscape," April 28) would have been better if it had pointed out that a piece of living Jewish history is going to end without anyone, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, discussing alternatives in a...
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We are known as the People of the Book, but really, we are the people of our stories. It's our stories that have sustained us throughout the millennia, our stories that tie us from one generation to the next, our stories that have enabled us to flourish as a people, long after other ancient civilizations vanished. By passing on our...
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