Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Capital Compromise? The Israeli Cabinet's decision to allow voting for the Palestinian legislative elections to take place in Jerusalem later this month was a solution to a problem that had no good answers. The move brings with it several serious problems. Most troubling is the fact that the Hamas terrorist movement will be on the ballot. In recent months, Israel...
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may know something no one in the Western media, let alone governments, seems to know. What is it? We're all bluffing. I had assumed that the ludicrous surge in interest in playing poker was limited to the United States, but it certainly appears that the president of Iran has managed to tie into one element of the culture...
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No Real Threat to Israel in Spielberg’s Movie Regarding “What’s Worth Getting Upset About?” (A Matter of Opinion, Dec. 29): Jonathan Tobin is entitled to his view of the film “Munich.” What he should not do is impugn my motives as to why I don’t see the movie as he does. My opinion of “Munich” has nothing to do with...
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Focus on pliability of Sharon's successor ignores the real 'peace process' story
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A week into the post-Ariel Sharon era of U.S.-Israeli relations, some things are already clearer than they were just a few days ago. The first is that although the Bush administration is worried about whether any of the prime minister's possible successors will be as skillful at orchestrating territorial withdrawals as Sharon was, no change in policy toward Israel is...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
In All Respects, Sharon Is Israel: Its Many Faces and Contradictions Shalem Center scholar Michael Oren writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Jan. 6 that Ariel Sharon depicts Israel's formative era: Michael Oren "Irrespective of his prospects for recovery, Ariel Sharon's passing from public life represents not only the fall of the pre-eminent figure in Israeli...
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