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New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False

07/16/2014
Editor and Publisher
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I’ve long been a defender of The New York Times’ Mideast coverage, arguing that for all of its flaws on occasion, there is no consistent, inherent bias against Israel.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Hamas Strategy: More Dead Gazans

07/16/2014
Editorial

A friend in Israel bemoaned the fact this week that the world loses its moral bearings when it comes to Israel. Tragically, examples abound. One wonders whether it will make any difference to critics of the Jewish state that Hamas refused to abide by the proposed cease-fire that Israel had accepted on Tuesday. No doubt the media focus will continue to be on the damage inflicted by Israel, as it seeks to eradicate the rocket launchers and munitions factories in Gaza, rather than on the fact that Israeli citizens have been under ongoing attack for years — a situation no country would tolerate.

As Rockets Rain, Local Teens In Israel Stay Vigilant

Trip organizers re-evaluate itineraries in light of danger in Israel’s south.

07/15/2014
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Rivka Hia, 19-year-old Yeshiva University student from Queens, awoke on the night of July 8 to the wailing of sirens. She, along with 30 other Yeshiva University students, was staying in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malakhi, about 25 miles from the Gaza Strip.

YU students, above, at camp for at-risk Israeli teens in town near Gaza border. Courtesy of Counterpoint Israel
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Former Face Of IDF: ‘What Is Israel’s Goal?

Avital Leibovich can hear rockets in her house, and gives her kids a briefing every morning.

07/15/2014
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Avital Leibovich became director of the American Jewish Committee’s Jerusalem office after leaving the Israel Defense Forces in April following a nearly 23-year career. Leibovich served in a wide range of senior media and public relations positions within the IDF, including as the face of the IDF for the international community during two prior wars with Hamas in 2008 and 2012. She spoke to The Jewish Week Tuesday morning about the latest Gaza conflict.

Avital Leibovich: “The age of traditional war is mostly gone.”
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