Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775

There Was a Pitched Battle in Washington Over Israel's Birth Former diplomat Richard Holbrooke writes in the Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 7 about the U.S. decision to recognize the State of Israel in 1948: "In celebrations surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary, it should not be forgotten that there was an epic struggle in Washington over how to respond...
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Context on Carter's New 'Friends' Still Missing
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
While Jews around the world were preparing for Passover last month -- a holiday that commemorates the liberation of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery, and their 3,000-plus-year connection to the Land of Israel -- former President Jimmy Carter was meeting with leaders of Hamas. Article 11 of the Hamas charter declares, "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the...
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Can a nation replete with Israeli hearts also relearn the art of fostering a Jewish soul?
By:
Michael Oren
I will never forget my first day in Israel, when a group of teenagers pointed at my tallit and laughed. It was the summer of 1970, and at age 15, I had realized my dream of volunteering on a kibbutz. Raised in an American home in which Conservative Judaism melded effortlessly with moderate Zionism, I never suspected that some Israelis...
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Don't Make Assumptions About Lobbying Group! Jonathan Tobin's column on J Street, the new lobbying group in Washington, sent me to its Web site to assess his claims (A Matter of Opinion: "Making Sense of the J Street Jive," April 24). How is one to take the column seriously when his tactic is to misrepresent and ridicule positions he disagrees...
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The anniversary of Israel's founding cannot be treated as just another day on the calendar. Put simply, the rebirth of Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel 60 years ago was the pivotal moment in modern Jewish history. The existence of a State of Israel changed the life of every Jew on this planet. It didn't matter whether you were...
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