Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

The mood in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was fairly staid last week, despite what international news-gatherers broadcast to the rest of the world from the jumpy area in and around Gaza. But the quiet in the cities proved deceptive, especially if you sat down and spoke for a time with Israelis of all stripes and ages. Then the atmosphere could...
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If Church-State Division Narrows, I’m Headed Out! Something seems terribly wrong with American Jews if Jonathan Tobin’s “To the Abyss and Over” (A Matter of Opinion, July 7) is any indication. Could it be that many Jews are no longer aware of the reasons why so many of our ancestors first came to this country? Growing up, we learned from...
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Under what we laughingly call "normal" circumstances, Israel is inundated with foreign journalists. But this month and next, there will be even more newsies parachuted into the country than usual. And you can bet that most of them will be even more ignorant of the context of the events they cover than the regular crowd. The reason is Israel's scheduled...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Think-tank scholar Patrick Clawson writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) July 19 that the G8's aid package to the Palestinians is a big mistake: "The recent G8 summit produced a decision to double international aid to the Palestinian Authority - to $2 billion per year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of Israel's removal of settlers from...
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I wrote about Cargo magazine a year ago, when its first issue appeared, and intrepid reporter that I am, I missed the only Jewish wrinkle in the entire story - that the editor in chief is Ariel Foxman, son of Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League. I recall not even looking at the editor's note, which would have revealed...
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