Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774
By:
Robert M. Heller and Rabbi Eric Yoffie
The discussion and debate that preceded the introduction of the resolution on the Iraq war at the recent convention of the Union for Reform Judaism were intense, befitting the magnitude of the subject. In the end, the resolution - the first by any major Jewish organization (and among the first by any American religious movement) to explicitly speak to our...
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By:
Daniel Doron
It was high time for the Israeli political system, sclerotic and increasingly corrupt, to be shaken up. Unfortunately, the recent political upheaval launched by Ariel Sharon's departure from the Likud looks more like the rearranging of the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic . However sensational the rearrangements of political alignments may seem, they will probably not address the paralysis...
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By:
Mitchell G. Bard
Iran will have the bomb. It won''t be anytime soon, but perhaps in five years, more likely 10, certainly in 50. Any expansion of the nuclear club is dangerous, and the idea that a nation that openly calls for Israel''s destruction and considers America the "Great Satan" will have the capability to inflict catastrophic damage on both is disturbing. Still,...
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By:
Rachel Ehrenfeld
Victims of Palestinian terrorism should take note of Palestinian Authority finance minister Salam Fayad's recent resignation. Fayad is said to be particularly upset because P.A. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei arranged that the $350 million being donated to the P.A. in 2005 is paying to employ 60,000 people in the security services. Among these are Palestinian terrorists serving time in Israeli...
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Bias Creates an Axis of Moral Equivalence
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John R. Cohnb
In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about improving relations between Israel and certain Islamic countries, Dion Nissenbaum, a Knight Ridder reporter, wrote: "The thaw may be reaping benefits for Israel, but it is not without risks for the Arab and Muslim leaders who have been buffeted by criticism in their own countries." Nissenbaum considered it self-evident that improved relations with...
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