Analysis

An open Letter to Israel’s Prime Minister

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, The two articles below attest to a new and welcome trend in Palestinian Authority politics. The rank and file of party leaders are rebelling against Arafat and his Old Guard (his “outsiders” or “Tunis Gang”, as…

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Israel’s best option

When Ariel Sharon revealed his plan to evacuate Israeli settlements from Gaza and beyond, he was not simply shifting the focus away from the scandals facing his family. The investigations may have accelerated or delayed the process, but from an…

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Israel offers peace, Palestinan leadership…more terrorism

To the Editors, Today’s editorial, “Pragmatism and Peace” (SF Chron, 2/04/04) http://sfgate.com/cgibin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/04/EDGMO4NHAH1.DTL, is comprehensive, but it omits one crucial component of the formula for peace in the Middle East. Since 1937, the UK, the UN, Israel and/or the USA have…

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Human Rights and the New Anti-Jewishness

(The Honorable Irwin Cotler, a Canadian MP when he wrote this article, is now Canada’s Minister of Justice). [This paper was originally published by the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in November 2002.] What we are witnessing today…is a new,…

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Aspiration, not desperation

I always wanted to be the first woman who sacrifices her life for Allah. My joy will be complete when my body parts fly in all directions. These are the words of female suicide terrorist Reem Reyashi, videotaped just before…

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Anti-Semitism in France

Madam, Sir, I am a French jewish journalist. I live in an apartment in a good neighborhood in Paris. I am the owner of the apartment. My parents are also owners of another apartment in the same building. They are…

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Whither Hebron? An Objective Indicator For Peace

I was fortunate to visit many places in Judea and Samaria, but one place I did not see was Hebron. “Too dangerous,” I was told, which only increased my admiration for the Jewish communities there. In a land replete with…

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Explaining Islamic terror

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=107460907234 3&apage=2 ‘Anyone concerned with what’s happening in our world ought to spend some time reading the Koran.” Andy Rooney, the famed CBS commentator, gave this advice shortly after 9/11, as did plenty of others. His suggestion makes intuitive sense,…

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