Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Debate over candidate shows that being mainstream means being pro-Israel
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Jonathan S. Tobin
This week, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) decided to stop letting others speak for him when it came to his position on Israel. Given the range of views imputed to or associated with him by a wide variety of sources, it wasn't a moment too soon. Rather than allow the debate be defined by urban legends spread via e-mail about his...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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In the last year, many in the pro-Israel community have been expressing satisfaction about the fact that the campaign for divestment from Israel has been losing ground on college campuses, as well as within the leadership of Protestant churches. News, however, about the publication of a "study guide" on the Middle East by the United Methodist Church should dissipate any...
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This past weekend, Hamas tried a different tactic. The Islamist terrorist group that governs Gaza announced its intention to mount a "nonviolent' demonstration along the border with Israel to highlight its demand that Israel open up its borders to trade with an entity that seeks to destroy it. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to channel Mahatma Gandhi flopped, as few Hamasniks turned...
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Church Remains Strong on Commitment to Jews As one who has been involved in dialogue with the Jewish community for many years, I read with interest and appreciation Jonathan Tobin's comments on the recent controversy over the reformulation of the Catholic Church's "Good Friday" prayer for the Jews (A Matter of Opinion: "Other People's Prayers," Feb. 14). The Council of...
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