Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Joseph Smukler
With the rapid rise of anti-Semitism around the world, and a growing list of Islamic governments and Muslim extremists actively sponsoring it, strong words from the leader of the Catholic Church are necessary. So when Pope Benedict XVI denounced all forms of anti-Semitism, he added a powerful and important voice to our fight against this old and very ugly form...
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By:
Evelyn Gordon
If there's one thing at which the Palestinians excel, it is public relations. With their elected government ostracized by the West, their task would seem daunting. Yet despite this handicap, they have successfully diverted Western attention for months from two embarrassing questions. The first relates to money. In recent months, the media has been filled with dire reports about the...
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The bizarre and unbalanced nature of the struggle of the State of Israel to defend itself against terrorist attacks was never more apparent than in the last week. Some 15 months after Israel withdrew its troops and its settlements from Gaza, the densely populated strip of territory is now fairly bristling with arms of all sorts. In response to the...
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Deciding where to invest the scarce resources available to Jewish groups is a deeply controversial issue. The question has often been put as one of choosing between whether to fund projects that serve the unaffiliated or the intermarried, or those that serve individuals already in the community's core. That is something of a false dilemma, since it makes sense to...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
With his approval ratings sinking to Nixonian lows and voters punishing congressional Republicans for his Iraq war policy, George W. Bush has barely two years left to rescue his presidency and shape his legacy. The self-described uniter turned out to be a divider -- big time -- even within his own party, dragging it to defeat. But it's possible that...
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