Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

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Noomi Weinryb
Should Jews stay in Europe? The question is an appropriate one. Growing up as a Jew in Sweden and the grandchild of Polish Holocaust survivors, I was constantly aware of what Europe had done to my family, what it had done to the Jewish people. The question haunted us: What were we doing here, and what would happen to us...
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The attempts by the Israel Defense Force to pressure the Palestinian leadership into, at the very least, releasing a kidnapped Israeli soldier, fit into the stereotype that most of the world still seems to think fits Israel. With Israeli planes knocking out power plants and the (albeit empty) offices of the Hamas member who serves as prime minister of the...
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The New Republic can always be counted on to provide insightful reporting on Israel, even when its commentators take a critical stance, and the standard was continued with a recent article that gave the fullest portrait I'm aware of of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's career. The article, titled "Virtually Normal," was by Gadi Taub of Hebrew University, and appeared in...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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A Gratuitous Insult Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann, disdained his office because he saw it as a figurehead post with no power. Some of his successors have done better in the job - precisely because they had no illusions about running the government, and were thus better able to capitalize on the position's moral authority. That might have been the...
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