"You will never see your land of Israel, your precious Jerusalem, your Carmel, your Galilee. It will never happen. You will never leave Romania."
Is not such close-minded determination indicative of a lack of responsiveness from public employees mandated to serve everyone, without prejudice?
Growing up, I always found one of the most bizarre things in history to be the dramaticturnabout of the communist movement the day Germany invaded Stalinist Russia.
Since he was elected three years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has expressed skepticism that a permanent settlement with the Palestinians is possible, and has instead sought an interim agreement.
The following represents an extensive sampling of what passes for objective reporting and trenchant analysis in today's media culture.
Tom Friedman is certainly a man who turns silly when talking about peace in the Middle East.
Following the Six Day War, UN Resolution 242 called on Israel to withdraw ''from territories occupied in the recent conflict,'' while affirming Israel's ''right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries.''
In a recent opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post, Sarah Honig, one of the paper's bettercolumnists, raised the question of whether Israel's Left should be regarded as stupid orcrazy.
But the fact is that now the Americans are on their own. They chose it to be that way. And they have to live with it.
George Bush has a Texan approach to people that we associate with the straight-shooter. He is not interested in flimflam, small talk, or deception.
Shlomo Ben Ami was Israel's foreign minister under Ehud Barak and served as the lead Israeli negotiator at the Camp David summit in 2000.
The Left believes that marriage should be redefined and that judges alone are entitled to do so.
The victimization card is one of the more potent ones used by the neo-Nazis.
Most Jewish prayer books show the 23rd psalm on a page just before the finish of Friday evening prayers, which is to say just before the Sabbath meal.
Before we gave Joseph's Tomb to the PLO, we were able to sneak out its blood-stained and torn paroches from his kever. Once more the coat of Yosef was stained and torn.
The thought of such an event totally captured my imagination and I decided, there and then, that I must be there for this unique spectacle.
We all ask: When will this terrorism end? It will end when Israel uses the military force required to end it.
Israel has a checkered record when it comes to official commissions of inquiry.
The arguments in favor of school choice and voucher systems have by now become quite familiar.
I am far from being a sentimental old fool, yet every stroll through this part of Manhattan brings to mind images of Jews, Italians and others packed into tiny apartments in six-story buildings with no elevators.
The Pacifica network has been leftist since the Pacifica Foundation was founded in 1946 by World War II conscientious objector Lew Hill.
Many are under the impression that individuals in academia are by definition people who judge events from an unbiased, rational viewpoint.
These leaders must not only renounce terrorism, but eradicate it. They must acknowledge Israel's right to exist, secure in its borders, for all time. And they must work to ensure their neighbors in the Arab community do the same.
If it became clear that the Arab refugees and their children who crossed over to Jordan in 1948 did not enter a 'host country' but rather the Arab part of their own country, would it not make a difference?
Now that there is supposed to be a cease-fire and true Middle East reciprocity, every single act of savagery and violence by the Palestinians must be met with massive Israeli retaliation, firepower and reprisals.