Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

By:
Gregg J. Rickman
The 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance -- otherwise known as the Durban Conference -- was a parley hijacked by radicals betraying the real purpose of the event -- the confrontation of racial discrimination worldwide. The April 2009 Durban II conference promises to top that fiasco, despite the Obama administration's decision to attempt to influence...
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President Barack Obama is wading into risky waters as his administration mulls a U.S. role in a controversial U.N. conference on racism. The conference, slated to be held in Geneva in April, is a follow-up to the notorious 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, that deteriorated into a virtual hate-fest of Israel and Jews. The Jewish -- and civilized --...
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'Brainwashing' Reference Offends Aish HaTorah What a shame that the article about Rabbi Noach Weinberg ("Aish HaTorah's Founder Viewed as a Visionary," Feb. 12) ended in such poor taste, suggesting that Aish HaTorah "brainwashed" people. My organization and I are shocked and offended that this comment was included in an article meant to pay tribute to him. Rabbi Weinberg's life...
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By:
Yossi Alpher
Once again, Israel's elections reflected the dominant role played by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in determining the direction of Israeli politics. Now, it appears likely that the conflict will also dictate the creation of a centrist coalition that may not resolve it, but at least will do it no harm. It was pessimism toward prospects for a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace process,...
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By:
Rafael Medoff
The recent wave of anti-Semitic outbursts in various nations raises important questions about how to respond effectively to such assaults. A little-known episode that took place 65 years ago this month, involving a German-American high school principal, provides some guidance. The latest outrages have included the attempted bombing of a synagogue in Kiev; the mob attack on a synagogue in...
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