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  • Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

    A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably...
  • Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur

    Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur
    This article contains language some readers might find offensive. An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
  • 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...
  • After the cease fire: What's next?

    After the cease fire: What's next?
    Ever since the cease fire between Israel and Hamas — the Palestinian terrorist organization that rules Gaza — was negotiated this summer, there has been much speculation as to what Israel should be doing regarding Hamas and the Palestinian...
  • Israeli president calls 1956 massacre of Arabs a 'terrible crime'

    In a landmark gesture to the country’s Arab minority, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the town of Kafr Qasim to pay tribute to victims killed by Israeli troops in an incident that remains a gaping wound for Israel’s Arab citizens...
  • Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in West Bank

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian who allegedly was throwing firebombs at highway traffic in the West Bank on Friday night, news reports and sources said. Urweh Hammed was shot and killed in the village of Silwad, north of...
  • Why Destroy Palestinian Jobs?

    In response to the article "Church Asked To Scold Israel; Resolution Calls For Divestiture In Protest" [Oct. 17, Page 1]. This resolution will hurt the very people that it purports to support, the Arab residents of the West Bank. If it is implemented,...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Is liberal Zionism dead?

    Before you read this column keep in mind that I still consider myself a liberal Zionist. But here's the dilemma as clearly stated by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: "I am a Zionist because the story of my forebears convinces me that Jews needed the...
  • UCC Resolution Ignores Danger To Israel

    The passing of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ resolution in joining the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement vs. Israel is a step backward toward any peace settlement. Do they remember Neville Chamberlain's and Adolf...
  • 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...