Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775

Cabinet Symbolism The appointment of an Israeli Arab to a post in Israel's Cabinet has provoked a predictable controversy on both the left and the right. Raleb Majadele -- slated to become the nation's new minister of science, culture and sport -- is not the first non-Jew to serve in such a post. Salah Tarif, an Israeli Druze who briefly...
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Stu Goldman
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The offensive against pro-Israel voices finds a target in the ADL'S autocrat
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He is one of the strongest personalities in an American Jewish world that has no shortage of outsized egos. To know him is not always to admire, let alone love him. But there is no denying that Abe Foxman, the longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, has a unique place in the political culture of this country. Whether it is...
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Media Clippings
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Last week, I wrote about an established holiday tradition: The practice among the large newsweeklies of turning to religious subjects at the end of the year, and often considering the "real" or "historic" Jesus, which generally means an examination of his Jewish roots. But it seems there was another holiday convention going on, also journalistic, but much newer -- and...
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New book shows U.S. involvement in the Middle East long preceded 'Israel lobby'
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In 1844, a biblical scholar and professor of Hebrew at New York University published a pamphlet urging the establishment of a Jewish state in the place then known as Palestine. The name of this early Zionist who argued for the recreation of Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel: George Bush. But the astonishing thing about this manifesto is not...
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