Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

The violence between Jews and Arabs in the city of Acre during and following Yom Kippur has disturbed Israelis and left them wondering about more than the future of that city. That Acre would be racked by rioting is deeply ironic. The northern Israeli city was known as a place where the mixed population of Jews and Arabs were able...
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The 2001 United Nations Conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, was a turning point in the rise of an international campaign to vilify Israel. Most of the civilized world was shocked at the crude anti-Semitism that set the tone for that gathering of non-governmental organizations and other activist groups. But, in the years since that debacle, we have seen...
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Palin Should Not Have Been Invited to Iran Rally I read Jonathan Tobin's column on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to New York with great interest and, for the most part, agreed with him -- except for his comments about the rally (A Matter of Opinion: "Ahmadinejad Isn't Too Impressed," Oct. 2). The Republicans could have sent any one of...
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By:
Matthew Brooks
Recently, columnist Douglas Bloomfield wrote a denunciation of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's critics (Opinions: "Don't Fall for the Extreme Anti-Obama Smear Campaign," Oct. 2) that can only be described as a confused diatribe. There is only one point on which we agree: "[Sen. John] McCain has a strong pro-Israel record, the aura of a war hero, [and] close...
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By:
David Twersky
Lost in the intense focus on the financial crisis was a report in the British Guardian newspaper that the Bush administration had turned down an Israeli request that Washington green-light an Israeli air strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. According to the report, Israel gave serious thought this spring to launching a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told...
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