Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

As this paper goes to press, the latest chapter in the State of Israel's nearly 60-year-old War of Independence has not ended, as fighting between the Israel Defense Force and terrorist groups along its northern and southern borders continues at breakneck speed. As was the case when, on the first day of its modern existence, Israelis witnessed assaults on its...
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David Kimche
A few days ago, I contacted an acquaintance high up in the Fatah Party hierarchy and asked him how he thought the present crisis in Gaza could be resolved. "The Hamas people," he said, "have climbed up a very tall tree and don't know how to get down." Then, he added, "Next to that tree is another tall tree, and...
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The Value of One Life As the current impasse in Gaza moves into its third week, Israeli politicians have begun debating the thing most of them swear they won't do: make a deal with Hamas terrorists to save the life of a kidnapped Israeli soldier. The dilemma facing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is an unenviable one. Either he must...
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Stu Goldman
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Both Republicans and Democrats may be led astray by activists on key issues
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Has American politics ever been more extreme or partisan? From the Republican scandal-mongering about the Clintons to the Democrats' anger over the 2000 Florida recount and the arguments over the decision to go to war in Iraq, there has been a steady escalation in the quotient of meanness and conspiracy theory mongering. Aided and abetted by new media like Internet...
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