Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775

Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity'
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Some 31/2 years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom...
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Media Clippings There are some writers I just can't get enough of, and I'll read anything they write, no matter the topic. Not long ago in this space, I professed my considerable admiration for Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times, and, in the past, I've praised another of these favorites, Daphne Merkin. She's been fairly...
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By:
Ami Nahshon and Mohammad Darawshe
A quiet change is taking place in northern Israel among Jews and Arabs. Jewish and Arab municipal officials who only a few years ago resisted being in the same room together now are working on collaborative solutions to transportation problems, environmental cleanup, tourism development and job creation. In cities and regions throughout Israel, thousands of young Jews are studying conversational...
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By:
Barry Rubin
It's become fashionable to match the celebration of Israel's founding (part of the media can't even admit that Israelis are celebrating) with Palestinians' marking of their 1948 nakba , or "catastrophe." Yet whose fault is it that they didn't use those six decades constructively? And who killed the independent Palestinian state alongside Israel that was part of the partition plan?...
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Entire Community Needs to Honor Their Memories On Sunday, May 4, I attended the annual memorial ceremony for the Six Million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust at Congregation Rodeph Shalom (City & Suburb: "After 63 Years, Question Remains: 'How Could This Have Happened?' " May 8). As always, the program was very moving, and the keynote speaker Mark Talisman was...
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