Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

Hezbollah's war on Israel put threats against gay mission in perspective
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Real or imagined, fear is a terrible thing. It can grip you by the throat and leave you cold; it's paralyzing. Or it can lead you to do something rash or consequential; it's misleading. For Americans, fear before Sept. 11, 2001, had a mostly intellectual component. You sent your children off to school, and worried about their safety. You went...
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Barry Rubin
There have probably been more articles and interviews published in the last month advocating negotiations with Syria than Hezbollah has gunmen. Yet each of these statements does about as much damage as a terrorist. They make the West less able to respond to the current crisis while inspiring the radicals to be more intransigent. Talks may be good in principle,...
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David A. Harris
In the wake of the recent war with Hezbollah, Israel is going through a difficult but necessary process of self-examination. The questions are many, as are the lessons to be learned. But if American Jews do nothing more than follow the process in Israel with interest, they are losing an essential opportunity to learn a lesson of their own. The...
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Republican Ad Politicizes U.S.-Israel Alliance The National Jewish Democratic Council calls on Jewish newspapers across the country not to publish a Republican Jewish Coalition ad that includes factual inaccuracies amidst a desperate attempt by Republicans to politicize the U.S.-Israel relationship. The ad appeared on Page 6 of the Aug. 17 Jewish Exponent. First, the ad includes a high-profile quote from...
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The process by which troops have been recruited to serve in the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon has been a dismaying spectacle for those actually interested in peace. But as much as it may portend the utter futility of that force's activity, it is also highly instructive about the future of other international initiatives aimed at preventing a nuclear Iran...
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