Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

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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Stu Goldman
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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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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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John Cohn, M.D.
The week of June 4 was a good week for the United States and Iraqis attempting to bring a halt to the carnage wracking that nation. On June 8, two laser guided American 550 pound bombs found their target, bringing to an end Musab al Zarqawi's life. As The New York Times observed, "It is good news for Washington, and...
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