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  • As the High Holiday season ends, where do we begin?

    At The UN, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared; "The Rebbe of Lubavitch told me that it was my mission to come into this dark room filled with lies about my people and light a candle of truth, thus pushing away its darkness." Since then, the New Year of...
  • 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?"...
  • U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • Palestinians downbeat on promised rebuilding of ruined Gaza Strip

    GAZA/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The first torrential downpour of an approaching winter has already soaked the Gaza Strip, compounding the misery of thousands of Palestinians who scrambled to patch homes wrecked by the summer war with Israel. While...
  • Sustaining Israel: Revived talks and less provocation are necessary

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Oct. 17: With attention in the Middle East focused now on the Islamic State and its opponents, the Israelis are behaving as if they can disregard world opinion, particularly...
  • Why aren't more African Americans supporting Israel?

    Why aren't more African Americans supporting Israel?
    I have recently had several spirited conversations with an old friend from high school over the Israel and Hamas conflict and the larger questions surrounding Israeli settlements, the Palestinian Intifadas and a dual state solution. My friend, a self-...
  • U.N. questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses and the expansion of Jewish settlements to limited Palestinian access to water and their farmland. Israel'...
  • Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. criticism. A previous move on Sept. 30 by settlers...
  • 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...
  • 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...