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  • Bimboim’s trip to the Western Wall (kotel)

    June 12, 2007 | 10:31 pm

    Bimbo—Betty Boop’s canine companion in all those old Max Fleischer cartoons—liberates his inner Jew to fly to the Wailing Wall (kotel) in Jerusalem in this new homage to animator Fleischer.

    Bimboim (the dog formerly known as Bimbo) wants to leave a message for God at the wall, but getting there is not as easy as he expects! :-)

    Extra credit question:

    Why does Bimboim’s prayer fly directly to Heaven?

     

  • Cooling down the the Iran rhetoric can help get real results

    By James D. Besser

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Jewish community is just as concerned as ever about the menace of a nuclear Iran, but it is starting to temper its red-hot rhetoric on the issue.

    The reason: a growing sense that calling Iran the new Nazi Germany, its madman leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Hitler reborn, is hurting...
  • Israel is bracing for a long struggle with Hamas

    By Leslie Susser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Hamas faux-Mickey teaches kids to hate With no end in sight to Qassam rocket attacks on Israeli civilians near the border with Gaza, the Israeli government is preparing for a long struggle against radical, Hamas-led Palestinian terrorists.

    In two weeks of persistent bombardment,...
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  • Bittersweet legacy of the Six-Day War

    By Leslie Susser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Universal Newsreel from 1967 recaps the Six-Day War
    Was the Six-Day War a blessing or a curse for Israel's place in the Middle East and its long-term survival?

    Forty years on, the jury is still out.


    In the war's immediate aftermath, it seemed Israel's sweeping victory would...
  • Historiographical struggles: Archives dispel claims Israel sought Six-Day War

    By Michael Oren

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    'The Military Channel' offers this documentary on 1967
    Great wars in history eventually become great wars about history. Only a few years after the last soldier leaves the battlefield, accepted truths about the nature of a military conflict and the motivations for it invariably come...
  • The Six-Day War changed Israel’s film industry forever

    By George Robinson

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Consider Thorold Dickinson's 1954 film, "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," and Baruch Dinar's landmark 1960 drama, "They Were Ten."

    Each film has a tragic ending in which the death of Zionist patriots is a necessary prelude to the founding of a Jewish state.

    Then look at Uri Zohar's...
  • Rockets raining on Sderot take physical and mental toll on city

    By Orit Arfa

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's a smooth car ride to Sderot.

    There's very little traffic on this Sunday between Jerusalem and the battered city. Sunflower fields line the road and then the vast prairies of the Negev; it's difficult to fathom that only a few kilometers away rockets are raining.

    We stop for...

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