Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

No one in Israel wanted the war that is raging in Gaza, yet most Israelis understood that there was no choice. No Israelis wanted their sons or husbands or fathers dragged back into the quagmire from which the country had so painfully extricated itself 31/2 years ago. So it is the height of irony that Israel is being vilified in...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Earlier this year, when Eliot Spitzer still held the title of America's most shameful governor, I urged the Jewish world to develop a universal standard for measuring the damage done to Jews by disgraced fellow Jews -- what your bubby and mine used to call a shande fer de goyim. At the time, I thought we might calculate the shande...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Nothing is clearer than Hamas' strategy. It gives Israel the choice between rockets and media, while Hamas thinks it is a situation of "We win or you lose." Option A: The Cease-Fire. Hamas agrees to a cease-fire, giving it the peace and quiet needed to build up its army and consolidate its rule over the Gaza Strip. Israel would deliver...
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The Argument's Clearly Well-Meaning, but Flawed Judea Pearl's belief that apologies by Israelis and Palestinians to each other will create peace is well-meaning, but faulty (Opinion: "Proper Words Must Be Found to Reignite Peace Process," Dec. 4). The root cause of the Arab war on Israel is an Arab-Muslim determination to destroy the Jewish state. Palestinian refugees and loss of...
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Weekly newspapers are an odd lot. Stories are not printed 365 days a year, but in increments of 52 weeks. So, when the publishing date falls on something whimsical (say, Feb. 14) or historic (July 4, Sept. 11, Dec. 7), writers and editors can really sink their teeth into something. The date of this paper is Jan. 1. By the...
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