The confessed perpetrator in the attack in Norway that killed at least 76 people espoused a right-wing philosophy against Islam that also purports to be pro-Zionist.
Anders Behring Breivik is charged with detonating a car bomb outside Oslo’s government headquarters, which houses the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, that killed eight people and of shooting and killing at least 68 mostly young people at a political summer camp on nearby Utoya Island. The July 22 massacre reportedly was the the worst attack in Norway since the end of World War II.
I was scheduling a lifecycle event with a congregant the other day and we ran into a snag having to do with his 27-year-old daughter's vacation schedule. "Oh, sorry rabbi," he said, "that weekend will be impossible. Amy will be trekking in Vietnam."
Peter Beinart dispensed harsh criticism for Israel replete with phrases I have heard before from people who think they are pro-peace (“Beinart’s Blast,” Editorial, May 21). I agree that Jews in the U.S. face crucial challenges. Many of our young people no longer feel a connection to Israel and organized Jewish institutions.
Sunday’s anniversary of the Oslo Accords was marked with a notable lack of ceremony and a growing feeling of dread about what may happen on May 4, 1999 — the date “final-status” negotiations, which haven’t even started except for a ceremonial opening sess
Five years ago this week, Washington was awash in celebration as Yasir Arafat and Yitzchak Rabin shook hands for the first time on the White House lawn.
But Sunday’s anniversary of the Oslo Accords was marked with a notable lack of ceremony and a growing feeling of dread about what may happen on May 4, 1999 — the date “final-status” negotiations, which haven’t even started except for a ceremonial opening session, are due to be completed.
Washington — From cheerleader of Oslo to indispensable mediator to arbiter and chief referee. That’s the road of good intentions the U.S. administration has traveled as Israeli-Palestinian relations deteriorated over the last two years.
But with the CIA primed to wade neck deep into actually arbitrating the Palestinians terror-fighting performance, as outlined in last week’s breakthrough Wye agreement, American Jewish leaders are edgy.