Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Neal Sher
In a leap of logic, the State Department has been forced to reveal by leap-year day whether an important element in the "war on terror" -- The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, which enables victims of terror to sue in federal court -- has teeth or is little more than a sound bite. Much is at stake here. By Feb. 29,...
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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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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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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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Stu Goldman
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