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Had Judge Richard Goldstone only issued a distorted litany of accusations against the Jewish state – dayenu.
Had the British government only issued an arrest warrant against Kadima leader and former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni – dayenu.
Had the administration’s new anti-Semitism “czar” Hannah Rosenthal, a J-Streeter who also sits on the board of Americans for Peace Now, only voiced criticism of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren – dayenu.
Had only glancing notice been paid by the international community to the slaughter in March of more than 500 Christians in Nigeria by Muslim fanatics – dayenu.
Had Americans for Peace Now only urged President Obama to “play hardball” (i.e., lean on Israel) for the sake of peace – dayenu.
Had Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak only used the term “apartheid” in reference to his own country should a Palestinian state not be created – dayenu.
Had left-wing Jews, some holding PLO flags, only marched with Palestinians in Jerusalem protesting the right of Jews to live in the Shimon Hatzaddik neighborhood – dayenu.
Had Obama’s Jewish adviser David Axelrod only called Israel’s announced plans to construct housing units in its eternal capital an “affront” and an “insult” to the United States – dayenu.
Had J Street only issued a statement condemning Israel for plans to build in the Ramat Shlomo section of Jerusalem – dayenu.
Had J Street only existed – dayenu.
Had the Obama administration only continued to overlook PA incitement and its glorification of jihad – dayenu.
Had Prime Minister Netanyahu only been snubbed by the president on his recent visit to Washington – dayenu.
Had Secretary of State Clinton only delivered a harsh 43-minute rebuke to Prime Minister Netanyahu – dayenu.
Had members of AIPAC only given Secretary of State Clinton a rousing ovation as she spoke at its convention just days following that rebuke – dayenu.
Had President Obama only called for yet more dialogue with Iran, and then for more sanctions, while Iran continued to work toward developing nuclear weapons as it issues open threats against Israel – dayenu.
Had UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon only visited Gaza and condemned the Israeli blockade against weapons-smuggling tunnels – dayenu.
Had the UN Human Rights Council only passed another resolution condemning Israel on March 25 – dayenu.
Had President Obama only planned to remove all mention of militant Islamic radicalization from the central document of U.S. national security – dayenu.
Had President Obama only continued to bow before so many world leaders, some of them vicious dictators, while pointing the accusatory finger at Prime Minister Netanyahu – dayenu.
Had President Obama only sought to undermine the U.S.-Israel relationship in order to appease the Arab world – dayenu.
Had most Jewish members of congress only remained silent while the administration disparaged and denigrated Israel – dayenu.
Had so many leaders of major Jewish organizations only failed to raise their voices in protest against the threats and one-sided condemnations against Israel — dayenu.
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Shepherding in the Shomron isn’t your usual kind of shepherding – despite his business-minded beginnings, Eli has discovered that a strong ideological impetus powers the job.
I said to myself, “This story has got to be told. We’re losing this generation of World War II and if we don’t listen to them now, we’ve lost it.”
His entire existence was about spreading simcha and glorifying G-d’s name on a daily basis.
At some point we need to stop simply defending and promoting Israel and start living in Israel
“We Jews are the only people who when we drop a book on the floor pick it up and kiss it.”
Though Zaide was the publisher of The Jewish Press, a big newspaper,I always remember him learning
Speaker Silver has been an extraordinary public servant since his election to the Assembly in 1975 and has been an exemplary leader of that body since 1994.
He spent the first leg of his daylong visit to the French capital at Hyper Cacher.
Drawing Congress into the Iran nuclear debate is the last thing the White House wants.
Great leaders like Miriam and like Sarah Schenirer possess the capacity to challenge the status quo that confronts them.
Obama’s foreign policy is viewed by both liberals and conservatives as deeply flawed
Many journalists are covertly blaming the Charlie Hebdo writers themselves through self-censorship.
Expulsions perpetrated by the Russians during WWI were the worst against the Jews since Roman times.
Rav Kook offered recognition to the British but not thanks; the British merely fulfilled its destiny
Germany’s The Jewish Faith newspaper ominously noted, “We Jews are in for a war after the war.”
Nearly two decades into the 20th century, Jews were suffering the horrors of pogroms, mass expulsions, starvation and disease in Eastern Europe while Jewish soldiers in various armies were enduring the carnage of the battlefield. Amid the horrors, however, a glimmer of hope appeared.
On November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., an agreement signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne France, ended hostilities on the Western front and signaled the end of the First World War.
On the eve of the Six-Day War, Israel stood alone.
The events of June 1967 came just a decade after the 1956 Sinai Campaign waged by Israel, France and Great Britain to protect international passage through the Suez Canal.
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