Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

Some Israelis doubt Zionism, but others counter with perseverance and ideas
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most talked about items in the Jewish world this summer has been an interview published in Ha'aretz with former Knesset Speaker and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Avrum Burg. Burg, once the idol of the Jewish left and considered to be an eventual frontrunner for Israel's leadership, sat down for a chat with his old Peace Now...
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Hebrew Charter Doesn't Breach Church-State Wall The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on the Ben Gamla Charter School, a Jewish charter school soon to open in Hollywood, Fla. (Cover story: "Florida Opens First Hebrew Public School," Aug. 2). When most people think of religious charter schools, they imagine private religious schools operating as charters. But there are many ways a charter...
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Trauma? What trauma? Gaffe reveals a great deal about an unpopular leader.
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
One year after the newly named Second Lebanon War, Israel's north is back in business. Where 12 months ago the region was shaken to its core by the impact of hundreds of missile hits from Hezbollah, traces of the damage are now hard to find. Last year, the north was empty, as many of its residents fled south to safety,...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Earlier in the year, as reported in this column and elsewhere, Britain's National Union of Journalists was roundly criticized for proposing a boycott of Israeli goods. On July 10, the Guardian newspaper, reported that this union's executive council had announced it was abandoning the boycott measure. "The boycott motion was highly controversial," the newspaper reported, "and was attacked by critics...
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