NEXT UP: Occupation or Annexation

It Won’t Be Pretty for Israel or the Palestinians by Ron Skolnik From the Autumn, 2014 issue of Jewish Currents MARTIN INDYK, SPECIAL ENVOY FOR ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS, made it official on Friday, June 27th: He was resigning and returning to his position at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Obama’s man on the ground had given […]

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Murder in Israel: And Will You Love?

by Susan Reimer-Torn AT THE CEREMONY in Mod’in for the three slain Israeli teenagers, Rav Dov Zinger asks the assembled multitude that they repeat after him: “With this I accept upon myself the mitzvah of v’ahavta l’reakha kamokha, loving thy neighbor as thyself.” Hundreds of thousands of people agree to take that commandment upon themselves. This […]

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October 5: The Assassination of Meir Kahane

Rabbi Meir Kahane (Martin David Kahane), founder of the Jewish Defense League and the Kach Party in Israel, was assassinated in New York on this date in 1990 by El Sayyid Nosair. Nosair was acquitted of the murder (his defense team was led by William Kunstler) but was later convicted for involvement in the 1993 […]

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