Thomas Friedman

On Building a Coalition in Israel: News Not Fit To Print?

03/15/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Since Israelis went to the polls to elect a new government in late January of this year, the front pages of their newspapers have been filled with all the intrigues and arm-twisting we have come to associate with coalition negotiations in Israel.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Rabbi Hartman's Judaism Of Many Rooms

A brilliant thinker, he let others debate whether he remained in the Orthodox fold.

02/11/2013
Editor and Publisher

“Would you like to win a Pulitzer Prize?” Rabbi David Hartman asked me one day, a number of years ago.

I said sure, and wondered why he asked.

David Hartman

'Bloomberg For President' Redux

Here we go again.

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is being encouraged to run as an independent after a concerted attempt to get him to run in 2008 went nowhere.

There was even a web site -- Run Mike Run-- that was set up to persuade him to throw his hat into the ring. But Bloomberg didn’t bite – and the web site is still there.

“Should events encourage Mr. Bloomberg to reconsider for 2012, this site will be here to assist in that cause,” it says.

Media Watch: The Lara Logan Cover-Up?

Were her attackers shouting ‘Jew, Jew,’ or not?

02/22/2011
Associate Editor

‘You almost never hear the word ‘Israel,’” wrote Thomas Friedman in The New York Times (Feb. 8) of the recent Cairo demonstrations.

CBS correspondent Lara Logan.

Palestinians Gain Ground in PR, Diplomatic War

12/22/2010
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians.

It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank, or that the Palestinians in Gaza have achieved new military victories against the Israelis, despite increased rocket and mortar fire from the coastal strip in recent weeks.

Rather, the Palestinians have scored a series of diplomatic and public-relations successes against a Jewish state weakened by fraying relationships and a declining reputation internationally.

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