Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

By:
Saul Singer
Four extraordinary exploits stick out in Israel's short history: the Six-Day War in June 1967; the Entebbe hostage rescue on July 4, 1976; the destruction of Iraq's nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981; and the airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Operation Solomon in May 1991. These events demonstrated Israel's ability to act with almost unbelievable audacity and skill...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The Bush administration's showcase of Middle Eastern democracy is aflame with civil war, notwithstanding the denial of its prime minister, with 100 people dying daily and the only light at the end of the tunnel produced by incoming rockets. And who's really behind all this bloodletting? The Jews. That's what the speaker of the Iraqi parliament says. Mahmoud al-Mashadani said...
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Congress Was Receptive to Peace-Group Advocacy We at Brit Tzedek v'Shalom -- the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace -- were very happy to see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article covering our recent National Advocacy Days (Nation & World: "Despite Relatively Bleak Prospects, Group Pushes for Peace Talks," July 6). As the article related, our message of a negotiated two-state...
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Quite Proportionate! The most frequently heard criticism of Israel's attempts to defend itself against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon is that it's using "disproportionate" force. The notion that terrorist forces ensconced along the Jewish state's borders should have the right to kill, kidnap, and rain down death and destruction on Israeli towns and cities without facing the full force available at...
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Michael Matza finishes his five-year stint this month as The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jerusalem-based correspondent and returns home. The Arab war against Israel has to be one of the more difficult beats for any journalist to cover. Israel and the disputed territories attract interest and media coverage far out of proportion to their small size and population. Most Americans are shocked...
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