The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
One has to marvel at the exquisitely bad taste of The New York Times concerning Israel. This past Saturday, The Times reported on Friday night’s suicide bombing in Tel-Aviv on its front page, detailing the appalling deaths of innocent young Israelis. Unfortunately, on its Op-Ed page, The Times also carried the latest anti-Israel diatribe by Anthony Lewis entitled ‘The Price of Occupation.’ In this piece, Lewis effectively blames the current wave of violence not on the premeditating Palestinian killers or their calculating leaders whose bidding they do, but on Israeli ‘occupation’ and ‘colonization’ of Palestinian land and Israeli ‘inhumanity’ towards Palestinians who, after all, seek only to reclaim what is theirs.
While one can appreciate that Lewis’ piece was doubtless scheduled to run well before the bombing, a quickly crafted editorial deploring the murders would have been the decent thing to run as well. Yet it was not until Tuesday that The Times got around to making editorial mention of the tragedy, finally opining that, ‘Even for a country that has suffered as many suicide bomb attacks as Israel, the horror that unfolded outside a Tel Aviv discotheque last Friday night was shocking.’ To be sure, though, the reference came as a small part of an editorial dedicated to the ‘Fragile Cease-Fire in the Mideast’ which also included a call for a ‘more active American involvement in the Middle East,’ harking back to the horrors of the Clinton pressure on Israel.
In truth, considering the kind of purposeful, insidious articles represented by the Lewis piece continuing to abound in The New York Times – and considering the paper’s insensitivity towards the murders of Israelis, we can’t imagine why there have been no calls from Jewish leaders for Jews to reconsider their subscriptions.
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U.S and European demands for the creation of a Palestinian State in the West Bank is world hypocrisy.
We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.
During my spiritual journey I discovered G-d spoke to man only once, to the Jewish people at Sinai
Connecting Bamidbar&Shavuot is simple-A world without Torah is midbar; with Torah a blessed paradise
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She credited success to “mini” decisions-Small choices building on each other leading to big changes
Shavuot 1915, 200000 Jews were expelled; amongst the largest single expulsions since Roman times
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“Enlightened Jews” who refuse to show chareidim the tolerance they insist we give to Arabs sicken me
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“…his neshamah reached out to us to have the zechus of Torah learning to take with him on his final journey.”
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The president is unwilling to cede any of what he considers his exclusive powers in the area of foreign policy and has struggled mightily to keep the Senate away from any role in the kind of deal to be negotiated.
A committed Religious Zionist, he was a sought-after adviser on Zionist affairs around the world.
More important, Mr. Obama is simply acceding to Iran’s position on the timing of the lifting of sanctions.
For our community, Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy record will doubtless attract the most attention. And it is a most interesting one.
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