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The End Of Iraqi Jewry In Sight?

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Friday afternoon, shortly before the onset of the Sabbath, six of the last 34 Jews in Iraq made aliyah, arriving on a special Jewish Agency-arranged flights. Friday afternoon, shortly before the onset of the Sabbath, six of the last 34 Jews in Iraq made aliyah – immigration to Israel. Jewish Agency officials spent the last […]


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Unwitting moderns

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Were the Sephardi Jews of Amsterdam or the Jews of the German Enlightenment the first sign of the phenomenon of Jewish modernization? The members of the Portuguese (i.e., Sephardi) nation in Amsterdam claimed that they lived – or at least aspired to live – according to the principal they called “bom judesmo” (“good and beautiful […]


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Transfer: A Moral Discourse – Part II

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

Now that we have examined the situation during the time of Israel’s creation, let us look at things as they stand today. The resurrection of the Jewish state and the events of the decades that followed have drastically changed the situation in western Palestine. Demographic changes in the region, with the Jewish state now home […]


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What do Palestinians do with humanitarian-aid money?

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

The Bush administration has waived the 10-year ban prohibiting direct aid to the Palestinian Authority. It’s sending $20 million for humanitarian and infrastructure programs. The president believes that this is tangible evidence to Palestinians that life is getting better, which will undermine support for Hamas. (If you listen closely, you may be able to hear […]


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PA Brig.Gen.Wadyeh: ceasefire doesn’t mean Intifada will stop, permitted to use whatever means necessary

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

PA Brig.Gen.Wadyeh: ceasefire doesn’t mean Intifada will stop, permitted to use whatever means necessarySecurity personnel visit border locations Brigadier General Saleem Al-Wadyeh, Deputy Senator For Political Affairs, recently met with his superior, Brigadier General Khaled Sultan, commander of the Border Police, when he headed a delegation of political affairs personnel on a visit to the […]


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Memory, Justice and the Trial of Marwan Barghouti

Friday, July 25th, 2003

In a letter on June 17th to Israeli Prime Minister Sharon, Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein argued forcefully against any negotiated freeing of terrorist leader Marwan Barghouti. At a time when the “Road Map” may demand certain Palestinian terrorist releases as a sign of Israeli “good will,” Rubinstein correctly stated that any freedom for Barghouti in the […]


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Palestinian Terrorism: Kassams in the South, Stabbing in Jerusalem

Friday, July 25th, 2003

In addition to the suspected kidnapping of the soldier Oleg Shchait, the Palestinian terror war continues on different fronts as well. In addition to the suspected kidnapping of the soldier Oleg Shchait, the Palestinian terror war continues on different fronts as well: IDF soldiers were targeted, but unhurt, by terrorist gunfire south of PA-controlled Shechem […]


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WAQF Threats Banish Jews From Temple Mount

Thursday, July 24th, 2003

Thirteen Jews with police permits to ascend to the Temple Mount were forced to leave the holy site after Moslem Waqf personnel threatened and harassed them. The incident occurred this morning. Thirteen Jews with police permits to ascend to the Temple Mount were forced to leave the holy site after Moslem Waqf personnel threatened and […]


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Transfer: A Moral Discourse – Part I

Thursday, July 24th, 2003

The issue of transfer – that is, relocating Arabs out of western Eretz Yisrael – remains very controversial to the present day. The main reason for this is obvious. The vast majority of Jews consider it to be immoral. The stigma of immorality attached to this subject is especially troublesome, because, according to many surveys, […]


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Bringing the Bombers of the Kfar Darom School Bus to Justice

Thursday, July 24th, 2003

A Letter to Arutz Sheva readers from attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and Rabbi Ofir Cohen: Dear Arutz-7 Reader, On November 20, 2000 an Israeli school bus was blown up outside of KfarDarom by the Palestinian Preventive Security forces. The terror attackkilled two teachers, Miriam Amitai and Gavriel Biton, and grievouslywounded many of the school children. The […]


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