Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

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Ethan Felson
The 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted 483-28 last week to replace its controversial stance on divestment from Israel — adopted two years earlier — with a more balanced, nuanced approach. They said that suicide bombing and terrorist attacks are crimes against humanity. They recognized Israel’s right to defend its pre-1967 boundaries with a security barrier. They...
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For the second time in four years, terror puts Israeli and American leaders to the test
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As this column goes to press, the prayers of the Jewish world and decent people everywhere are with Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped last weekend by Palestinian terrorists. Shalit was was wounded and dragged off into the terrorist sanctuary of Gaza while two of his comrades were murdered at a border outpost. The ultimate outcome of this...
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By:
Elliot Jager
I voted for Kadima earlier this year because I supported Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. But my support for the disengagement idea does not mean I favor rushing into a further West Bank pullout. Not now. Not yet. On the contrary, Israel is "parked" in a good place while events in the Palestinian areas play themselves out, the security...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem - hey, that's politics. This month, President Bush, for the 10th time, signed a waiver delaying a congressional mandate to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event will go largely unnoticed, even in this highly charged election season. But not if Dick Hellman, head of the Christians' Israel...
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Gaza beach explosion once again exposes media sloppiness and bias
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When an explosion on a Gaza beach killed several Palestinians earlier this month, the international media didn't pause to think, research or ask questions about the incident. They simply jumped. On Israel. As a picture of a Palestinian girl grieving over the corpse of a dead relative spread around the world and onto the front pages of newspapers like The...
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