Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Can Centrist Party Bring New Sobriety to Israeli Politics? Shalem Center fellow Yossi Klein Halevi writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Dec. 2 about whether Israeli centrists have a chance: "With Sharon's new party, Israel's centrist majority has finally found...
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Dream On!
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It's been taken for granted for years - in journalism circles and in a good percentage of the Jewish world - that David Brooks, The New York Times opinion columnist, was meant to replace William Safire, who was, until his recent retirement, the only conservative and pro-Israel voice who remained. Some have said that Brooks is a liberal's idea of...
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Israel and the West: Any Similarities? Journalist Charles Moore writes in London’s Daily Telegraph ( www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk ) on Nov. 26 that Israel’s story is the story of the West: “If you had followed the British media, particularly the BBC, with average attention over the past 25 years, you would have concluded that [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon was an intransigent,...
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I look forward with anticipation to The American Jewish Archives Journal, which arrives every six months or so. There's always something interesting to read in its crisp, white, scholarly pages. The Archives Journal may be the least visible important Jewish publication in America, available only through subscription, I believe, and probably of interest only to those with an abiding love...
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Leonard Fein
When the bomb was thrown 22 years ago, many were aghast: Surely, it would lead to an irreparable schism in the Jewish people. Even within the Reform Jewish movement, from which the explosive decision known as "patrilineal descent" had emanated, there were cautionary voices. The Reform rabbinate in Israel was either ruggedly opposed or, at the least, very skeptical of...
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