Gary Rosenblatt

Israel’s West Bank Grab

American Jews must let Israel’s leaders know of our discomfort with their diplomatic arrogance.

09/10/2014
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Did you, like me and many other supporters of Israel, cringe on reading the other day that the Jerusalem government had laid claim to nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank, presumably for settlement expansion?

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Popular Rabbi's Parting Shot

Andy Bachman's last High Holy Days message will chasten progressives who oversimplify Middle East.

09/03/2014
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When I asked Rabbi Andy Bachman what he plans to speak about in his sermons during this, his last, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services as senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, I thought he would bring up the importance of closing the gap between the wealthy and the needy in this country.

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The Editor's Desk: War Tests Young Israelis At U.S. Summer Camps

Challenging but rewarding summer for hundreds of emissaries who served here.

08/27/2014
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Each summer the Jewish Agency for Israel sends hundreds of shlichim, or emissaries, to Jewish camps throughout the U.S.  Their dual goal is to bring the spirit and reality of Israel to youngsters here, and to deepen the relationship between young American and Israeli Jews.

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The Editor's Desk: 10 Lessons From The Gaza War

The JW's Gary Rosenblatt reflects on empathy, anti-Semitism and ISIS.

08/20/2014
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If you listen carefully you can hear the fraying of the unity that has held American and Israeli Jews together over the last six weeks of the war in Gaza.

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The Editor's Desk: Tough Conversations

At the JCC, those who feel strongly about Israel and its Gaza campaign gather to share their thoughts in a safe, structured space.

08/06/2014
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The woman to my left said she felt “overwhelmed” and “emotional” in dealing with the news about Israel’s war in Gaza. The heavy volume of postings on her Facebook page were so upsetting, with their criticism of Israeli actions, that she was considering “unfriending” some of her online correspondents.

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Lone Soldiers Are Far From Alone

Diaspora army volunteers have a home away from home at Lone Soldier Center.

07/30/2014
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In the end, Israel’s lone soldiers who fell in battle in recent days were not alone. Far from it.

The funerals for Max Steinberg, 23, of Los Angeles, Nissim Sean Carmelli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Jordan Bensemhoun, 22, of Lyon, France, were attended by huge throngs of Israelis — more than 30,000 for Steinberg and 20,000 for Carmelli. In the midst of rocket attacks from Gaza, ordinary citizens came out to the cemeteries to show solidarity with and appreciation for the 6,000 young diaspora Jews who are voluntarily serving in the Israel Defense Forces without parents in Israel.

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When Journalists Lose Their Moral Compass

07/23/2014
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Los Angeles — There is so much to read these days about the Israel-Hamas conflict. There are constant reports from Gaza and Israel, with correspondents from around the world reporting on up-to-the-minute casualty figures. My suggestion for those who seek a deeper understanding of the roots of this war is simple: study the Hamas Charter.

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New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False

07/16/2014
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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.

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‘Revenge’ Is Not Our Way

Calls for vengeance are typical of helpless minorities, not a strong majority living in its own state.

07/09/2014
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It took a Jerusalem rabbi to bring comfort, and perspective, to my suburban community this past Shabbat in the wake of the murder of the three Israeli teens.

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'Take Us Seriously'

Jewish journalists plead with Israeli government not to treat them like PR operatives.

07/02/2014
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The underlying tension between the Israeli government sponsors of last week’s Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem and many of the 140 attendees — Jewish journalists from 32 countries — rose to the surface at the very first panel of the four-day program.

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