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  • Column was a 'one-sided attack on Israel'

    Gary Olson in his Your View trivializes Judaism in his one-sided attack on Israel. In his criticism of Israel's settlement policy — which most American Jews also oppose — he denigrates the very idea of aliyah, the religious ideal of "going...
  • Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by...
  • Connecticut Conference Of UCC Votes In Support Of Palestinians

    Connecticut Conference Of UCC Votes In Support Of Palestinians
    CHESHIRE — The Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ approved a resolution Friday night to divest itself of investments with any companies "profiting from the occupation of the Palestine Territories by the State of Israel." The...
  • Four ideas to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    In his Oct. 7 Your View, Gary Olson makes many unfounded accusations against Israel. One of those is a frequently repeated claim that Israeli settlements are a major obstacle to peace in the region. In making this claim, he demonstrates a lack of both...
  • Resolution Asks UCC Conference To Divest Interest In Certain Israel Companies

    Resolution Asks UCC Conference To Divest Interest In Certain Israel Companies
    When the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ holds its 147th annual meeting Friday in Cheshire, it will be asked to consider a resolution calling for the church to divest any investments in companies "profiting from the occupation of the...
  • Israel, Palestine and the almost deal

    Israel, Palestine and the almost deal
    Gaza remains in rubble, and so does the Israel-Palestinian peace process. The latest talks collapsed in April, though it feels longer ago given the summer of violence that came afterward. Of all the world's flash points to consider, why even look at...
  • Column maligns key principle of Jewish belief

    We object to certain of Gary Olson's characterizations in his Oct. 8 Your View. He is entitled to his perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, even if couched in half-truths. But his denigration of a central Jewish value and his bastardization of...
  • Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★

    Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★
    As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...
  • Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'

    DOHA (Reuters) - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in...
  • Palestinian boy killed by Israeli forces in West Bank: medics

    RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters. Bahaa Badr, 13, was shot in the chest as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the...
  • Prominent rabbi with Baltimore ties arrested for voyeurism

    Prominent rabbi with Baltimore ties arrested for voyeurism
    A prominent Washington rabbi with ties to the Baltimore area was arrested by D.C. police on Tuesday and charged with voyeurism, police said. Barry Freundel, 62, of the Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown, was being held in police custody on charges...