Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sivan 15, 5775
By:
Marc E. Keller
I was fortunate to participate in a program that brings young American Jews to visit Germany. I use the word "fortunate" deliberately, knowing that many Jews view a trip there with unease, even revulsion. "I know that they are the Jews' best friends in Europe," a friend told me, referring to Germans, "but I just don't want to ever go...
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By:
Michael Oren
Israel's interception of the flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade has been the focus of massive international attention -- and condemnation. In the melee of interviews, editorials and images, the basic facts of the incident have often been obscured. Segments of the American Jewish community were rendered confused and bereft of answers. Why, many asked, did Israel have to...
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By:
Jeremy Ben-Ami and Debra DeLee
Some people see the world not as it is, but as they would like it to be. Psychologists have a term for this: They call it living in denial. Sadly, denial colors the way too many leaders of established institutions in the American Jewish community look at Israel when it comes to matters of peace. Decades of telling and retelling...
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By:
Lee Rosenberg and Alan Solow
Like the people and governments of Israel, the pro-Israel community in the United States has long sought a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct negotiations between the parties that would lead to a lasting peace agreement and Israel's acceptance by all its neighbors. The Israeli people dream of peace, and their governments have worked and sacrificed for it. As...
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By:
Menachem Genack
The severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and children. The government's handling of this case has sullied our justice system. One recalls...
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