Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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Long ago, in what does seem like a galaxy far, far away, the Democratic Party was a varied, many faceted organism, with adherents who ranged across the political spectrum, from conservatives to middle-of-the-roaders to far-left types. In the mid-regions, there were people who leaned left and some right. And despite honest, strident debate, everyone got along, since they were all...
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Frustration on the right, cynicism on the left still trumped by a nation's ideals
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Last week columnist Joseph Farah told his readers on the Internet that "I give up on Israel." Farah, founder of the popular conservative WorldNetDaily. com site, is, as he puts it, of "Arabic descent," yet counts himself as one of "Israel's staunchest supporters." But Farah writes in a piece that has been widely circulated beyond his usual readership that he...
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Bishop Roy Almquist
There is no place in the world where people live constantly with pressure and fear the way they do in Israel and Palestine. Hardly a week goes by that there's not an incident or a governmental action that draws our attention there. You cannot visit Israel without having profound respect for the optimism of its people, who simply build for...
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Advocacy Corner
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
It is a perverse human quality, but we are drawn to news stories about human tragedies. Some characteristics of such stories intensify the level of our fascination: descriptions or pictures of gore or disfigurement; pictures of grieving loved ones; and some form of personal connection - no matter how indirect - to those at the center. The journalistic adage, "If...
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Hopes for co-existence live, but they must be placed in the context of ongoing strife
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Visitors to Israel are often hard-pressed to assimilate much of what they see. But occasionally, all of the disparate elements of Israeli society with its heavy baggage of history, culture and politics can be placed into a comprehensible perspective. Such a moment came for me last week while attending the International Conference of Jewish Newspaper Editors. Among the many interesting...
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