Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Tammuz 21, 5776
The attempts by the Israel Defense Force to pressure the Palestinian leadership into, at the very least, releasing a kidnapped Israeli soldier, fit into the stereotype that most of the world still seems to think fits Israel. With Israeli planes knocking out power plants and the (albeit empty) offices of the Hamas member who serves as prime minister of the...
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Stu Goldman
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A Gratuitous Insult Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann, disdained his office because he saw it as a figurehead post with no power. Some of his successors have done better in the job - precisely because they had no illusions about running the government, and were thus better able to capitalize on the position's moral authority. That might have been the...
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Stu Goldman
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The expected shift by the Presbyterian Church USA this week away from an extreme anti-Israel position is significant for a number of reasons. The General Assembly of the church is expected to vote this week to sidestep support for divestment from Israel and to alter its position from one of outright hostility to the Jewish state to neutrality. A compromise...
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