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Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 23, 2009
At first glance, President Obama's meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Fatah leader Abbas seems like a hopeful sign that perhaps the American president is softening his stand toward Israel.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 22, 2009
Over these many years, as my faithful readers will recall, I have occasionally referenced the idea and concept of time in my Jewish Press columns. For the most part, these column references to chronology have pertained very precisely to very particular Israeli issues. This week, however, expanding my ambit of ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: October 6, 2010
Worldwide, it is generally assumed that Israel's nuclear policy of deliberate ambiguity makes good sense. Everyone already knows that Israel has "the Bomb." So, why "stir the pot" by retreating from "opacity?"
Relevance: 9% Posted on: October 14, 2010
The Israeli policy of an undeclared nuclear capacity will not work indefinitely. Left unrevised, this policy will fail. The most obvious locus of failure would be Iran.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 10, 2012
In two weeks millions of Jews will cry out, "Next Year in Jerusalem" and millions more will cry out, "Vote for Obama." And we shall see whose faith will prevail.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 14, 2013
Somehow it has become acceptable to dump on Christian Zionists for their political activities, but absolutely taboo to criticize Muslim groups, some of which support Hamas or Hizballah.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 24, 2007
Following the Iraq Study Group report, it seems clear that legally-binding non-proliferation expectations for Iran may soon be abandoned, and that Israel - once again - may be offered as a convenient sacrifice to civilization's irremediable enemies.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 17, 2014
J Street and Open Hillel claim they want openness and honesty in the discussion about Israel, but that's only for those who agree with them.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: November 3, 2010
Twenty years ago only a handful of kosher wines were produced in Italy and, to tell the truth, most of those were pretty mediocre. Starting about five years ago, however, as those who keep kashrut became increasingly aware of quality wines, Italian producers responded and enormous strides have been made. ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 18, 2011
WASHINGTON - The path to international recognition of Palestinian statehood by September - when the Palestinians plan to bring the matter before the UN General Assembly - seems clear.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: November 27, 2013
Relevance: 9% Posted on: January 31, 2007
Prof. Amnon Rubinstein is an interesting guy.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: October 18, 2011
How does an American Jew go about finding the Ukrainian non-Jew who, 65 years ago, saved his mother's life by hiding her in his hayloft for three years?
Relevance: 9% Posted on: October 11, 2012
There was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12. There was no demonstration against the film that insulted Mohammad, or any other kind of demonstration. There was an assault on our country. And our government officials knew that, yet repeatedly attempted to spin it ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: July 10, 2013
Suddenly, as the still-alive Confederates reached the Union line, we charged forward to go into action.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 25, 2013
Deterrence requires a credible threat. It isn’t enough to issue ominous-sounding ultimata unless they are believed.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: August 4, 2010
Jacob da Silva Solis was born into London's Sephardic community on August 4, 1780. He referred to himself as Jacob S. Silva. Arriving in America on October 25, 1803, Jacob almost immediately affiliated with New York's Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue (Shearith Israel). On April 24, 1811, he married Charity Hays, daughter of ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: September 30, 2012
Unfortunately, ‘respectable’ voices in our society, even — especially — among Jews, are unable to understand what the deliberately outrageous, over-the-top Geller sees clearly.
Borders: The Eruv In Contemporary Jewish Art – Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of the Eruv at Yale
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 6, 2012
For most observant Jews, the eruv is invisible. Each week we prepare for Shabbos: ready our food, conclude our mundane affairs, shower, dress and put the house keys in our pocket and check the web that the local eruv is up. Unless there has been a storm or other physical ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: February 2, 2012
“Everything in this world exudes crime,” says Baudelaire, “the newspapers, the walls, and the face of man.” But this “face” does not belong solely to what classic seventeenth-century international law scholar Hugo Grotius called “men of deplorable wickedness.”
Relevance: 9% Posted on: April 4, 2013
Last month we sketched the life of Reverend Dr. Sabato Morais and discussed his spiritual leadership of Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia as well as his involvement in a wide range of communal activities. Here we outline some of his many other accomplishments and describe his huge funeral.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: August 16, 2012
The Center's views have now been stretched so far that, in the name of tolerance and equality, the SPLC is partnering with, on the one hand, a Muslim group whose followers revere and support Hamas and Hezbollah, and a far-left think tank whose writers were spewing accusations of dual loyalty ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 31, 2013
It’s rather a sign of how badly Israel is losing on campus.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 2, 2012
By removing this layer of Israeli protection, an "exponential increase" in the Gaza arsenal predictably followed, culminating in the Fajr-5 missiles that reached Tel Aviv this month.
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 8, 2010
Si vis pacem, para bellum atomicum. "If you want peace, prepare for atomic war." However reluctantly, this must be Israel's overriding strategic mantra in the years ahead. This is not because a nuclear war is especially likely, but rather because Israel's nuclear deterrent will remain indispensable for the prevention of ...
Relevance: 9% Posted on: December 15, 2011
“La commedia ė finita!” (“The comedy is finished!") – Pagliacci After so many unpardonable years of deception and self-delusion concerning Iranian nuclear intentions, the IAEA has confirmed the worst.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: October 11, 2012
After Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: The Endless Futility Of Israel’s ‘Peace Process’ (Second of Five Parts)
Relevance: 8% Posted on: July 20, 2011
The Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO have always been in violation of international law. Israel, therefore, has always been obligated to abrogate these non-treaty agreements. A comparable argument could be made regarding PLO/PA obligations, but this would make little jurisprudential sense in light of that non-state ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: July 14, 2013
Western culture as a whole lost the habit of defining authority for social purposes, and training its children to both respect and administer it.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: April 12, 2012
In strategy and law, war, terrorism and genocide are not mutually exclusive. Now, following the “Arab Spring,” even as the usual suspects maintain their explicitly genocidal threats against Israel, certain “progressive” Jews proudly lead various rallies and publications for "peace” and “democracy” in the Middle East. Such “progress,” we might ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: June 2, 2010
Back during the presidential election campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama made repeated reference to a "cycle of violence" in the Middle East. Although, thankfully, he no longer uses this particularly inappropriate term in describing ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, now President Obama continues to allege a basic symmetry between ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: October 24, 2007
Over the years, I have closely followed the work of Yossi Melman, an outstanding investigative journalist with Ha'aretz and a leading authority on Israel's intelligence communities. Not surprisingly, his earlier book, Every Spy a Prince (co-authored with Dan Raviv) was an international bestseller.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: January 6, 2014
So many of 2013's pro-Israel bright lights on U.S. campuses were the result of a single strong individual refusing to allow anti-Israel forces to get away with what they have for far too long on far too many campuses.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: October 22, 2008
To be sure, it's a subject on which I have written here before, but an additional and generally unrecognized observation now deserves important mention.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: August 17, 2011
I am a professor of international law. In my columns, therefore, I focus from time to time on distinctly legal aspects of Israel's foreign relations. Nonetheless, I am always deeply attentive to examining these particular aspects within a genuinely realistic geopolitical or geostrategic context.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: August 11, 2010
As I sit to write this article less than a week before my wedding, my mind keeps returning to a particular work, which one must grapple with if one intends to take the history of Jewish art seriously.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: April 13, 2005
Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: August 29, 2012
When all the bubbles of rhetoric pop, there are still the hard unpleasant realities to deal with.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: February 7, 2007
Author: Esther Shkalim Publisher: Devora Publishing
Relevance: 8% Posted on: September 16, 2010
Regarding the Oslo Accords and Israel's vulnerability to war, Israeli security has become increasingly dependent upon nuclear weapons and strategy. Faced with a codified and substantial loss of territories generated by Oslo, the Jewish state will soon have to decide on precisely how to compensate for its expectedly diminished ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: September 28, 2010
For hundreds of years, the wine most often associated with the superior way of life has been Champagne. Attributed a soul, temperament and wit, many Frenchmen are convinced that Champagne can do them no harm, no matter how much they consume. Madame de Pompadour declared that, "it is the only ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: September 28, 2010
out half a year ago, my friend Miriam asked if I knew of any artists or architects whose repertoires included sukkahs. My thoughts immediately turned to the gorgeous sukkah my grandfather designed and built every year and to the retractable roof in the dining room at the Bostoner Rebbe's synagogue, ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: December 10, 2008
Some military and diplomatic failures should come as no surprise. One of these is surely the so-called "Peace Process" in the Middle East.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: March 25, 2012
In the past, the mass media could be expected to present a debate on how to interpret this event but now all too often they give a monopoly to the whitewashers and the apologists.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: March 6, 2013
After Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: The Endless Futility Of Israel’s Peace Process (Third of Five Parts)
Relevance: 8% Posted on: July 27, 2011
The explicit application of codified restrictions of the laws of war to noninternational-armed conflicts dates back only as far as the four Geneva Conventions of 1949. Recalling, however, that more than treaties and conventions comprise the laws of war, it is also clear that the obligations of jus in ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: August 7, 2012
Liberal Jews like to talk about Jewish values rather than Jewish interests, because their values are incompatible with Jewish interests-- even as a matter of simple survival. The usual liberal grab bag of values that are represented by the Jewish hand puppets of liberalism, like Wasserman-Schultz, aren't just alien, they ...
After Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation The Endless Futility Of Israel’s ‘Peace Process’ (A Column in Five Parts)
Relevance: 8% Posted on: July 13, 2011
At the end of April 2011, the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas reached a formal reconciliation and unification agreement. At that time, Hamas leader Mahmoud Azhar carefully noted the still-unchanged Hamas platform - "no recognition of Israel, and no negotiation." To be sure, this refractory position will become the ...
Relevance: 8% Posted on: April 5, 2013
Two letters, not one, were sent by Jewish American leaders to Netanyahu, but only one was from Israel's actual friends.
Relevance: 8% Posted on: March 16, 2005
As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.