Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

In the last year, many in the pro-Israel community have been expressing satisfaction about the fact that the campaign for divestment from Israel has been losing ground on college campuses, as well as within the leadership of Protestant churches. News, however, about the publication of a "study guide" on the Middle East by the United Methodist Church should dissipate any...
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This past weekend, Hamas tried a different tactic. The Islamist terrorist group that governs Gaza announced its intention to mount a "nonviolent' demonstration along the border with Israel to highlight its demand that Israel open up its borders to trade with an entity that seeks to destroy it. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to channel Mahatma Gandhi flopped, as few Hamasniks turned...
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Church Remains Strong on Commitment to Jews As one who has been involved in dialogue with the Jewish community for many years, I read with interest and appreciation Jonathan Tobin's comments on the recent controversy over the reformulation of the Catholic Church's "Good Friday" prayer for the Jews (A Matter of Opinion: "Other People's Prayers," Feb. 14). The Council of...
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By:
Neal Sher
In a leap of logic, the State Department has been forced to reveal by leap-year day whether an important element in the "war on terror" -- The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, which enables victims of terror to sue in federal court -- has teeth or is little more than a sound bite. Much is at stake here. By Feb. 29,...
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By:
Caroline Glick
Kosovo's U.S.-backed declaration of independence this month is deeply troubling. By setting a precedent of legitimizing the secession of disaffected minorities, it weakens the long-term viability of multi-ethnic states. In so doing, it destabilizes the already stressed state-based international system. Countries as diverse as Canada, Morocco, Spain, Georgia, Russia and China currently suffer problems with politicized minorities. They are deeply...
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