Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

The news that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has dismissed the possibility that the current talks between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace ought to have surprised no one. In the summer of 2000, Barak -- then Israel's prime minister, and today leader of the country's center-left Labor Party -- placed the most generous peace...
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'Room to Work' In the July issue of Discover magazine, Philadelphia-area freelancer Todd Pitock took a long, hard look at "Science and Islam," as his article was titled, and gave voice to one of scholar Bernard Lewis' major contentions -- that something went drastically wrong somewhere in Islamic history. At one point, the Middle East was the source of great...
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Erik Schechter
Sure, Maj.-Gen. Yusef Mishlab has devoted his life to the defense of Israel, but must he really live so close to us Jews? He is, after all, Druze -- a gentile. Well, thanks to the Jewish National Fund, we can keep Arab, Druze and Circassian citizens out of our ethnically pure communities. Even better, the Israel Lands Administration, paid for...
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Gerald M. Steinberg
B'tselem is one of the most powerful and controversial lobbies in Israel, and plans to open an office in Washington to increase the debate on this NGO's activities. While using human-rights rhetoric and couching its statements in moral tones, B'tselem has a focus that is primarily political. It was founded "to change Israeli policy in the occupied territories," and is...
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A minor scholarly controversy came to a successful conclusion last week when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum finally relented, and agreed to include a mention of Jewish activists who pushed for rescue of European Jewry in its permanent exhibition. The decision is yet another posthumous honor for the late Hillel Kook, who was known in this country as Peter Bergson...
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