The question beckons, how would Syria use the Golan Heights if it had them back?
But once these barriers are broken, Jewish politicians and others who trade on their shaky genetic ties with the Jewish people need to remember that they're on their own. And that is a lesson that some of us often forget.
On the anniversary of his death, it is now more necessary than ever to explode the myth of Yitzhak Rabin.
Why would a Hillel rabbi be promoting such a person, encouraging Jewish students to feel sympathetically toward him?
Ditzy Dowd: Kudos to Andrew Sullivan for exposing the hypocrisy of Maureen Dowd, who, along with fellow New York Times op-ed columnists Nicholas Kristof and Paul Krugman, eats, sleeps and breathes hatred of George W. Bush.
Nothing, say the nations of the world. Nothing - other than more negotiating, more talking.
Lopsided ExchangeOnce again the government of Israel has demonstrated that, contrary to the oft-repeated mantra about not making deals with terrorists, it in fact...
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 new head of state in Israel took office some time after his mentor was assassinated.
During the summer of 2002 I wrote hopefully in The Jewish Press about Sulam, a special education network in Jerusalem. At that time, I reminded my readers that as life had become increasingly difficult for Israelis in general, it had become even more difficult for the country's developmentally disadvantaged Jewish children.
It's simply taken for granted that this is the only appropriate way for dates to transpire. How this baseless dogma ever took root among the am segula is a mystery to me.
A dignified old man, wrapped in a talit, smiled sadly and motioned to him to follow. He didn't know why, but he obeyed. Was it curiosity? Or fear?
The increasing Muslim immigration to Europe and America raises concerns that some of the new arrivals will bring with them the culture of anti-Semitism so prevalent in their home countries.
Criticism of Mahathir's deranged ideas was surprisingly mild throughout the Western community.
Arab-Americans' Growing InfluenceIt's interesting that so many Arab-Americans, already viciously anti-Israel, now attack the Israeli security fence and excoriate Israel for being so audacious...
This past spring, I spoke at a synagogue in Skokie, IL. about the situation of Jewish students on our college campuses. As a professor at a large midwestern university who is faculty advisor to a pro-Israel organization (Israel Council at Purdue or ICAP), it wasn't difficult for me to identify the increasingly perilous circumstances of Jewish students.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Shlomo Ben Ami, Israel's foreign ministerduring the Barak administration.
No earth-shaking commentary this week, just a couple of items that took the Monitor by surprise. The first was an amusing exchange in the Nov. 6 issue of The New York Review of Books (NYR) between Forward editor J.J. Goldberg and journalist Elizabeth Drew. Here is Goldberg's letter to the editor complaining about Drew's mischaracterization of the Forward:
It was not easy and it took a long time but recently the Hashmonaim community was finally able to celebrate the dedication of a new ambulance with the latest life-saving features.
The modern-day Left has developed and articulated this technique as a branch of the communication sciences.
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