Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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No committed Zionist could have asked for more. On the cover of the September Atlantic Monthly were the words: "How Arafat Destroyed Palestine." The second headline promised even more: "The legacy of one man's corrupt personal rule - through the eyes of those who knew him best." I'd never heard of the writer, David Samuels, and the brief biography provided...
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M.J. Rosenberg
You have to wonder just who's developing the Palestinians' strategy for achieving statehood. Or is nobody in charge? The Israeli withdrawal from Gaza was an opportunity to show the world that it has nothing to fear from a Palestinian state, and that once the occupation ends and Palestinians run their own lives, the era of lawlessness will be over. That...
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Elliot Jager
Hamas literally exploded onto the public consciousness in March 1996 with a series of bus bombings that slaughtered nearly 60 Israelis. Today, it is eager to participate in the democratic process, and Israel is threatening to put every possible obstacle in its path. What a spoilsport! At first glance, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's remarks last week in New York -...
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Heart and Soul In a country where it seems everyone is bowling alone these days - to borrow a phrase from sociologist Robert Putnam - there's no shortage of pessimism about the future of communal religious institutions. The synagogue, like American Jewry itself, has been assailed by the plagues of ignorance, assimilation and a declining population. All of these factors...
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