Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776

By:
Jonathan Schanzer
Palestinian spokesmen announced last week that talks between the warring Hamas and Fatah factions broke down in Cairo, and failed to produce a national unity government. With heads hung low, Egyptian mediators told the factions' representatives to return to their respective fiefdoms in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip until a new round of diplomacy is announced. Hamas has...
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Rabbi Profile Distorts Facts, Divides Community The Jewish Exponent does the community no favors in its profile of Rabbi Shmuel Jablon ("New Torah Academy Principal Makes a 'Pitch' for Inclusion," March 19). The Torah Academy community has had the great merit to have at its helm men of great integrity. Both former leader Rabbi Joshua Levy and current Rabbi Jablon...
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You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief emanating from Jerusalem to Washington to Brussels as Israel's Labor Party signed off on a coalition agreement this week with Benjamin Netanyahu. The deal means that Netanyahu will become Israel's next prime minister with the broader base that he had long sought, but that had appeared to elude him until the...
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By:
Shai Franklin
So the Obama administration has affirmed its decision not to participate in the April 2009 Durban Review Conference, which will revisit the dubiously named 2001 World Conference Against Racism. We can take a deep breath and realize: The U.S. government engaged multilaterally, and the sky did not fall. In fact, there were dividends for Washington -- and even for Jerusalem...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
David Broder of The Washington Post, one of the nation's pre-eminent political columnists, said that the Obama administration "suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands" of pro-Israel lobbyists and "their friends on Capitol Hill" when Charles "Chas" Freeman withdrew his nomination as chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Sorry David, you've got it all wrong. The defeat was an inside...
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