Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

By:
Saul Singer
If someone asked for a brief, yet powerful, summary of the Arab-Israeli conflict and where we stand today, I might hand them Ariel Sharon's speech, given last month at the United Nations. It was poignant and personal, and probably the best he's ever offered as prime minister. It was also instructive in comparison to a speech given a decade before...
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Historian Victor Davis Hanson writes in The Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Sept. 24 about the chaos in Gaza: "After the Israelis' recent pullout from the Gaza Strip, chaos broke out. Greenhouses bought by international agencies for future Palestinian use were ransacked by the beneficiaries. Violent fights over looted equipment escalated among squatters, the government and terrorists. "Empty synagogues...
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It's always good to have a heap of old magazines lying around, especially in my line of work. Such haphazard compilations come in handy when Jewish news slows down, as it does on some weeks. Then you can skim something off the pile and find a topic of interest. And I've always loved perusing old news. Not only do I...
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Sure, Peace Will Come - When Israel's Gone! Jonathan Tobin's conclusions about Israeli politics (A Matter of Opinion: "The 'Big Bang' Will Echo Here," Sept. 22) are as viable as disengagement itself, which purportedly was a huge success. Meaning: You can fool some of the people all of the time. Enabling homicidal attacks by Palestinians and enabling those who would...
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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did in the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh - a spiritual accounting...
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