Israel

An Inconvenient Truth

Gauging global threats, from climate change to the enemies of Israel and the West.

09/24/2014
Editor and Publisher
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I imagine that it was far easier for progressive Jewish organizations and synagogues to attract young Jews to participate in Sunday’s People’s Climate March than, say, attend a rally in support of Israel or come to synagogue on the High Holy Days.

It’s just an observation, not a value judgment, and I can’t prove it, but that’s the sense I have, based on conversations with people across the generations. And I think it bears exploring why that is and what it portends for our Jewish future.

Gary Rosenblatt

Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage for Pro-Israel Comments

'Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head tonight,' said the Texas senator after the incident.

09/11/2014
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On Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage mid-speech after being booed for praising Israel at an event hosted by a Christian organization, Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after pro-Israel remarks. Flickr.com

Storm Clouds On The ‘Al Qaeda Border’

Pivoting from Gaza to Syria, where al Nusra Front is wreaking havoc.

09/10/2014
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As calm has returned after seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, thousands of people from southern Israel have said goodbye to families in the north of the country who gave them a temporary home during the violence. Many left their hosts with a very real offer — to return the favor.

There is an ongoing exodus of UN peacekeepers along the Israeli-Syrian border. Getty Images

A Palestinian State In Sinai

09/09/2014
Editorial

In 1903 the British offered Zionists a Jewish state — in Uganda. At a time of pogroms and persecution, Uganda could be a needed refuge. After much debate, the offer was rejected. After all, Zionism was not just a political dream but also a spiritual state of mind, a yearning for a return to our indigenous, biblical, spiritual home.

Liberal Zionism And Its Discontents

09/09/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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Rumors of the demise of liberal Zionism are rampant, fanned most recently by Antony Lerman in last weekend’s New York Times (“The End of Liberal Zionism”).

Jeremy Ben-Ami

Why The U.S. And Israel Are Not Getting Along

Counting the ways, from each side’s perspective.

09/02/2014
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All is not well in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Somehow, the 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas frayed ties between Washington and Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama meeting in the Oval Office in March.  Getty Images

Israel Security Still Concern For U.S. Universities

Even as cease-fire takes hold, colleges continue to suspend fall study-abroad programs.

09/02/2014
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At the height of the Gaza conflict this summer, several U.S. colleges evacuated students from the region, citing safety concerns and the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary suspension of U.S. flights to Israel. Now, as the academic year kicks off, many university study abroad programs remain suspended, despite the open-ended cease-fire agreement that took hold last week.

After The Gaza War: Back To The Two-State Solution

09/02/2014
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There has been so much analysis written about this summer’s war in Gaza — why it got started, how it was conducted, under which conditions it could and should be brought to a conclusion, and who were the winners and losers. So much complexity, so many moving parts, and what is there left to say?  

Martin Raffel

UN Needs Day Of Atonement

There is a greater likelihood that the United Nations will vote to blame Israel for global warming than it would to put Yom Kippur on the official holiday calendar of UN Headquarters as called for in an op ed in Wednesday's New York Times.

Hamas Leaders Crawl Out Of Their Holes

In case you didn’t notice, the Hamas spokesman announced acceptance of the ceasefire at a news conference in the Al Shifa Hospital.  Why is that important?  Because many journalists covering the war in Gaza as well as the Israeli Defense Forces believe the Hamas leadership hid out during the fighting in bunkers beneath the hospital.  In other words, the doctors, staff, patients and visitors were their unwitting human shields.

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