Was there ever an election that left everyone feeling so lonely, even the winners? Especially the winners?
It was Israel’s “Dewey Defeats Truman,” except only the Chicago Tribune had to live that headline down while there was almost no one who foresaw, or could easily explain, the dynamics leading to Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory.
There’s nothing new about that. The mostly liberal American media never greeted the election of a conservative Israel prime minister with anything other than fear. When in 1977 Menachem Begin became prime minister...
Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family were memorialized by thousands in Borough Park on March 23, the day after they died in a fire that tore through their home in Midwood. They will be buried in Israel, where they lived until two years ago, on March 24.