Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776
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 expected shift by the Presbyterian Church USA this week away from an extreme anti-Israel position is significant for a number of reasons. The General Assembly of the church is expected to vote this week to sidestep support for divestment from Israel and to alter its position from one of outright hostility to the Jewish state to neutrality. A compromise...
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Stu Goldman
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It appears that a new Palestinian icon was born on the pages of newspapers around the world. An 11-year-old girl named Huda Ghaliya was shown weeping over the bodies of several Palestinians, mostly members of her family presumably killed by an Israeli artillery shell during an outing on the beach in Gaza. The image - as well as the grisly...
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