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  • Judaism in Norway: The longest Shabbat

    By Ryan E. Smith

    February 6, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Every summer, Nikolaj Kahn faces a major Jewish problem.

    “It never gets dark,” Kahn said during a walkthrough of the Jewish Museum in Trondheim, Norway, located about 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. “We get desperate calls from the cruise ships asking when Shabbat starts....

  • Israel, others urged to join chemical arms treaty

    December 10, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Israel, Egypt and North Korea should renounce chemical weapons, especially after Syria joined the convention banning them and three other nations plan to do so, the chief of an international watchdog said on Tuesday.

    Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning...

  • Israel’s Better Place

    By David Suissa

    May 29, 2013 | 11:15 am

    As we witness the latest attempts to restart the comatose peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, we heard last week about the shutting down of Better Place, the much-ballyhooed Israeli venture that aimed to revolutionize the world of electric cars.

    It’s hard not to...

  • Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Settlements are not illegal

    By David Suissa

    March 14, 2013 | 5:40 am

    If you think the West Bank settlements have been an albatross around Israel’s neck up until now, brace yourself. With the new governing coalition announced this week, and the settlers enjoying even more power, all bets are off.

    As Barak Ravid writes in Haaretz about Israel’s new...

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  • Israelis voted for reality

    By David Suissa

    January 23, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Regardless of what kind of coalition a bruised and humbled Prime Minister Netanyahu shapes in the new government, the prospects for peace will depend less on his government’s actions and more on the sentiments of Israel’s neighborhood.

    To get a sense of those sentiments, consider...

  • Israel’s Foreign Ministry: Oslo Accords could be canceled over Palestinians’ U.N. bid

    November 14, 2012 | 11:36 am

    A document being circulated by Israel's Foreign Ministry instructs its envoys to warn their host governments that the Oslo Accords could be canceled over the Palestinian Authority's attempt to upgrade its status at the United Nations.

    The document, which says the possible upgrade...

  • Palestinians take anti-Oslo protest to Abbas

    July 3, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators marched on the offices of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to protest against diplomatic contacts with Israel and to denounce police violence at a previous rally.

    Chanting for an end to the Oslo accords, which were meant to pave the...

  • Anti-Semitism limited in Norway, survey shows

    June 13, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    More than a third of Norwegians believe that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is similar to how Nazis treated Jews, according to a survey of attitudes toward Jews in Norway.

    The recent survey found that 38 percent of Norwegians feel that way about Israel’s treatment of the...

  • At Harvard, Dennis Ross takes another bite of the apple

    April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Appearing considerably greyer than when he began negotiating the Oslo peace process for the Clinton Administration 18 years ago, former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross addressed Harvard University’s first Israel Conference April 20 on the topic of “Innovating the Peace Process.”...

  • After Norway and before 9/11 anniversary, U.S. answers questions about homegrown threats

    August 9, 2011 | 11:37 am

    With the Norway attacks fresh in mind and the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks fast approaching, are U.S. authorities paying attention to the right kinds of threats?

    The fear is that with polarization intensifying in America, extremists might mark the 10th anniversary of...

  • Security experts: To prevent extremist violence, look at behavior, not ideology

    August 1, 2011 | 11:01 am

    Focus on behaviors common to all extremists: That’s the advice security experts are offering in the wake of the recent attacks in Norway by a perpetrator who appeared to be anti-Muslim rather than an Islamist.

    In the United States, the attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoya are...

  • When murdering children becomes everyday news

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 27, 2011 | 10:03 am

    A funny thing happened to me as I surveyed all the tragedies that have filled our newspapers over the past few weeks. I discovered that I was slowly becoming inured to the murder of children and the loss of human life.

    From the freeing of Casey Anthony who partied while her daughter...

  • As Norway’s Jews mourn, concern about muting of pro-Israel voices

    July 26, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Norway has just 1,500 Jews, but to hear Avi Ring tell it, the country is reacting to last Friday’s bombing of a government office building and massacre at a political summer camp in a traditionally Jewish way.

    “As soon as people speak about it, they start to cry,” said Ring, a...

  • Norway attacks spotlight far-right outreach to Jews, Israel

    July 26, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    For decades after World War II, far-right political movements in Europe stirred up for Jews images of skinheads and Nazi storm troopers marching across the continent.

    But in recent years, as European xenophobia has focused on the exploding growth of Muslims on the continent,...

  • Envoy compares terror in Israel, Norway

    July 26, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Norway’s ambassador to Israel drew distinctions between the Oslo and Utoeya massacres and Palestinian terrorism.

    Svein Sevje said in an Israeli newspaper interview Tuesday that while the Norwergian bomb and gun rampages that killed 76 people and Palestinian attacks should both be...

  • Musicians Kill Only Themselves

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 25, 2011 | 9:10 pm

    I’d love to know if, in the long history of human evil, a great musician ever became a mass murderer. I ask this question because I’ve always had this crazy theory that when someone is busy and obsessed with creating and playing music, he or she doesn’t think about killing...

  • Beck likens Norway victims to Hitler Youth [AUDIO]

    July 25, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Talk-show host Glenn Beck on his radio show likened the victims of the shooting at a Norwegian summer camp to young members of the Nazi Party.

    In the seven-minute segment Monday morning, Beck described the attack “as a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the...

  • Norway massacre suspect pleads not guilty in court

    July 25, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 76 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells.

    Anders Behring Breivik...

  • Norway killer espoused right-wing philosophy

    July 24, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    The confessed perpetrator in the attack in Norway that killed at least 76 people espoused a right-wing philosophy against Islam that also purports to be pro-Zionist.

    Anders Behring Breivik is charged with detonating a car bomb outside Oslo’s government headquarters, which houses...

  • At least 87 dead in double Norway terror attack

    July 23, 2011 | 1:27 am

    A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo.

    Witnesses said the gunman, identified by police as a 32-year-old...

  • Annapolis parlay repeating the mistakes of Oslo

    By Morton A. Klein

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Before year's end, a U.S.-sponsored conference involving Israel and the Palestinian Authority will convene in Annapolis, Md., to frame yet another plan to end the Arab-Israeli war and create a Palestinian state.

    Sadly, this conference has as much chance of succeeding as did Oslo,...

  • A meaningful peace plan

    By Judea Pearl

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    While attending a Muslim American conference in Doha, Qatar, in 2005, an Arab leader asked me at the dinner table: "Tell me, why didn't Israelis accept the Saudi peace proposal of 2002? In fact, they did not even respond to it. Did it not offer them everything that they ever wished...
  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
     
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
  • When Intelligence Falls Short

    By Dore Gold

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Intelligence errors usually are associated with military disasters like Pearl Harbor or the 1973 Yom Kippur War, not with diplomacy.

    Yet the last decade of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process may involve such an error of assessment. Looking back now, 10 years after the signing of...

  • How Oslo Harmed Israel

    By Morton A. Klein

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Nine years have passed since the signing of the Oslo accords on the White House lawn. Is Israel better off or worse off as a result of Oslo?

    During the first seven years following the accords, more than 300 Israelis were murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists -- far more than the...

  • Oslo Logic Still Valid

    By Gideon Grinstein

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the midst of unprecedented violence, the underlying logic of the Oslo process remains valid: the national

    interest of Israel to disengage from the Palestinian people is as critical today as it was when the breakthrough with the Palestinians occurred on Sept. 13, 1993.

    In Oslo,...

  • Finally, the Solution?

    By Douglas Davis

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Unlike previous efforts at Middle East summitry, this week's Clinton-Barak-Arafat meeting in Oslo did not aim at achieving any dramatic breakthroughs.

    Instead, the three leaders had the more modest goal of creating a positive atmosphere as Israel and the Palestinian Authority embark...

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