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  • The Women of the Wall and the Dictator

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    April 5, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    The Israeli news agency Ha’aretz has published a good summary here regarding what’s been happening in the last week or so in regard to the Women of the Wall.

    The Women of the Wall is a group of women – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and other – who have been praying at the...

  • Gunter Grass: Israel’s response to poem akin to dictatorship

    April 11, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    German literary giant Gunter Grass said Israel’s decision to bar him entry following publication of his controversial poem resembles the behavior of a dictatorship.

    Writing in the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Grass said the decision puts Israel in the company of Communist-ruled East...

  • The unseen body of Bin Laden, the all too seen body of Gadhafi

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    October 24, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    Last May when the US government captured and executed Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama took significant criticism for its decision not to show the body of the slain Al Quaeda leaders. Seeing what we have seen over the past several days with the pictures of slain Libyan leader...

  • Death of a Tyrant: Gadhafi’s opponents and those who chose passivity

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 24, 2011 | 11:04 am

    When I led public protests in the summer of 2009 against the arrival of Moammar Gadhafi to Englewood, New Jersey, that ultimately pushed him out of our town, friends called me concerned that I would be found in a shallow ditch somewhere, a victim of Gadhafi’s global terror...

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  • Protesting in the U.S.A. - A waste of time?

    By Julia Bendis

    May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue.  Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...

  • British boycott moves reveal anti-Israel bias

    By Alan Dershowitz

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The utter hypocrisy of the British National Union of Journalists, which recently voted to boycott only Israel, has now become evident in the face of the silence over the recent move by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez to suppress dissent by the media in his leftist regime.

    General...
  • Spectator - Spin-Doctors of the Revolution

    By Steven Rosen

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rachel Boynton, director of the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," was excited when she first learned that American political consultants export their work globally.

    While a student at Columbia School of Journalism, she saw a film about the history of 20th century nonviolent...

  • Will Gaza Pullout Bring Civil Strife?

    By Gil Sedan

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israel's national discourse was dominated by talk of potential civil war, but few of those talking dared define the possible dimensions of such a conflict.

    Would it mean confrontations between soldiers and civilians? Would it be limited to the...

  • Saddam’s Fate Carries Messages

    By Uri Dromi

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When the news broke that Saddam Hussein was captured, there was an uproar of joy here. Like many Israelis, I was glued to the TV screen, watching L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator for Iraq, announcing proudly: "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!"

    What a great moment for the...

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