Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

Presbyterian Reversal: Product of a Group Effort Following the passage of a resolution at the 2004 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA calling for selective divestment in companies assisting Israel in the so-called occupation, our organizations began working collaboratively toward a reversal of that policy. In many discussions with local Presbyterians, we found that the vast majority of both...
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Larry Derfner
Now that Palestinian terror has gotten out of hand in Gaza, people like me who strongly favor unilateral Israeli withdrawal -- from Gaza and the northern West Bank last year, and from the West Bank interior in the coming years -- owe an accounting. With the torrent of Kassams on Sederot in recent weeks, and now the killing of two...
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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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