Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775
By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
What does it say about the Palestinian commitment to peace when the first American president to make creation of a Palestinian state a goal of his administration is told he is unwelcome when he comes this week to celebrate Israel's 60th birthday? When President Bush goes to Israel, he will be persona non grata -- translation: Yankee, go home! --...
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New York is, in tone and pace, one of the most Jewish cities in the world, and yet, most of time, you wouldn't know it from reading The New York Times . Of course, there are lots of stories about Jews throughout the paper, but they are not often about Jewish Jews. Occasionally, there are stories in the Metro section...
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There Was a Pitched Battle in Washington Over Israel's Birth Former diplomat Richard Holbrooke writes in the Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on May 7 about the U.S. decision to recognize the State of Israel in 1948: "In celebrations surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary, it should not be forgotten that there was an epic struggle in Washington over how to respond...
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Context on Carter's New 'Friends' Still Missing
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
While Jews around the world were preparing for Passover last month -- a holiday that commemorates the liberation of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery, and their 3,000-plus-year connection to the Land of Israel -- former President Jimmy Carter was meeting with leaders of Hamas. Article 11 of the Hamas charter declares, "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the...
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Can a nation replete with Israeli hearts also relearn the art of fostering a Jewish soul?
By:
Michael Oren
I will never forget my first day in Israel, when a group of teenagers pointed at my tallit and laughed. It was the summer of 1970, and at age 15, I had realized my dream of volunteering on a kibbutz. Raised in an American home in which Conservative Judaism melded effortlessly with moderate Zionism, I never suspected that some Israelis...
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