| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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?"...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:54 AM
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-...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war.
Marwan Kawasme and...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The local community will have the opportunity to learn how religion affects violence in the Middle East, how Jews settled in what is now the American Southwest, and how scientists can learn from Kabbalah.
These topics, and more, will be discussed during...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The essay by Frederic Hill and Col. Sam Gardiner in The Sun ("Don't rule out boots on the ground," Sept. 18) confronted the inadequacy of the president's war strategy, but their claim that the president's "no boots on the ground" strategy sends a signal...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after."
Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:02 AM
In his recent Your View, professor Gary Olson parrots a laundry list criticizing Israel's settlement policy. His use of vitriolic rhetoric intends to portray Israelis as insincere in their negotiations toward a two-state solution. Using such words as...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:40 PM
For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.
Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:29 PM
For several decades now, Israel's enemies have actively and willfully defamed the Jewish state by comparing its actions to the atrocities committed by the worst villains in recent history.
We all know about the ludicrous and insulting parallel drawn...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The recent letter writer critical of Israeli actions in Gaza ("Israel committed war crimes during its invasion of Gaza," Oct. 1) conveniently forgets the origins of the Gaza conflict and the effort that Israel made to reduce civilian casualties. Hamas for...