Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
By:
Ethan Felson
The 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted 483-28 last week to replace its controversial stance on divestment from Israel — adopted two years earlier — with a more balanced, nuanced approach. They said that suicide bombing and terrorist attacks are crimes against humanity. They recognized Israel’s right to defend its pre-1967 boundaries with a security barrier. They...
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By:
Alan M. Dershowitz
The increasing number of Palestinian civilian casualties unintentionally inflicted by Israel in its effort to stop rocket attacks against its own civilians reflects the success of the terrorists' policy. The goal of Palestinian terror is to increase the number of civilian deaths on both sides. Yes, the Palestinian terrorists who now fire rockets into Israel from Gaza want the Israel...
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The New Republic can always be counted on to provide insightful reporting on Israel, even when its commentators take a critical stance, and the standard was continued with a recent article that gave the fullest portrait I'm aware of of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's career. The article, titled "Virtually Normal," was by Gadi Taub of Hebrew University, and appeared in...
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By:
Elliot Jager
I voted for Kadima earlier this year because I supported Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. But my support for the disengagement idea does not mean I favor rushing into a further West Bank pullout. Not now. Not yet. On the contrary, Israel is "parked" in a good place while events in the Palestinian areas play themselves out, the security...
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Media Watch
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John Cohn, M.D.
The week of June 4 was a good week for the United States and Iraqis attempting to bring a halt to the carnage wracking that nation. On June 8, two laser guided American 550 pound bombs found their target, bringing to an end Musab al Zarqawi's life. As The New York Times observed, "It is good news for Washington, and...
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