Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
The mood in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was fairly staid last week, despite what international news-gatherers broadcast to the rest of the world from the jumpy area in and around Gaza. But the quiet in the cities proved deceptive, especially if you sat down and spoke for a time with Israelis of all stripes and ages. Then the atmosphere could...
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There's nothing new about Jews protesting actions of Israeli governments at the rather germane site of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell. For years, the Jewish state's left-wing critics have used the icon as a backdrop for opposition to settlements or the country's measures of self-defense against the ongoing terror war waged by the Palestinians. This sort of behavior made most members of...
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Fight the Good Fight If critics of Israel's security fence needed a reminder of why the Jewish state is going to such trouble to separate itself from the Palestinians, Tuesday's terrorist bombing in Netanya should serve as yet another wake-up call. The completion of the security barrier in the Jerusalem area has set off a predictable wave of outrage from...
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Anglican Church's 'Useful Idiots': More Fixated Than Ever! Editor-in-chief of The New Republic ( www.tnr . com) Martin Peretz writes on June 30 about the animus for Israel on the part of Christian churches: "The Episcopal Church in the United States has long been threatening to disinvest from U.S. companies that 'support the occupation of Palestinian lands'- such as Caterpillar,...
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Keep the Peace! Public opinion in a democracy is a volatile commodity. That's what opponents of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to disengage from Gaza and dismantle Jewish settlements are learning in the wake of some bad decisions by protesters. The spectacle of extremists blocking traffic or even seeking to disable vehicles undermined the sympathy of Israelis for the settlers'...
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