Monthly Archives: September 2009

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth 2,000-Year-Old Bath

Jerusalem - An impressive ritual bath (miqve) from the end of the Second Temple period was recently uncovered in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is carrying out in the Western Wall tunnels, in...

Denigration of Israel in the Public Domain: Yom Kippur and the American Jewish Media

The principle of Freedom of the Press assures every media outlet the right to publish freely in the public domain. Yet on Yom Kippur, we couch that freedom with a restraint on "Hotzaat Shem...

Hamas Continues Rocket Strikes On Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli Military sources that the Hamas regime in Gaza continues to aid terrorists who launch missile, mortar and rocket attacks Israel. “Hamas wants to show that it is a major player and that...

When Did Anti-Zionism Become An International Issue?

For more than 20 years after the establishment of the State of Israel, anti-Zionism was a regional phenomenon - a conflict between Arab and Jewish national movements. In the Soviet Union and in Eastern...

Hosni Loses UNESCO Secretary General Post

Egyptian Culture Minister Hosni Farouk reacts as he returns for a hearing following a break at the UNESCO headquarters on Sept. 17 in Paris. Mr. Hosni, who is campaigning to be the next head...

Palestinian Prime Minister Belies Moderate Image

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayad's plan for a Palestinian State was received with adulation and praise at the United Nations this past week in New York. Indeed, throughout the month of August, 2009, Palestinian...

Turkey, Syria To Cooperate

After decades of enmity, Syria and Turkey have launched a strategic cooperation agreement. This month, the two neighbors signed an agreement meant that included cooperation in the defense and military sectors. The accord also...

Venezuela Becomes Key Link For Iran Policy

Iran has been using Venezuela to help import and finance weapons denied by the international community. In an address to the Brookings Institution on Sept. 8, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who has investigated Iran’s...

A Message of Humility for Yom Kippur

Just as God envelops Himself in a cloud of mystery and invites each individual to penetrate it, so do we fashion our own clouds that prevent us from attaining closeness with God The human clouds...

Why do Some American Rabbis “Fast for Gaza”?

Sixty-two rabbis from the liberal streams of American Judaism are participating in a monthly "Jewish Fast for Gaza" which, according to their manifesto (crafted by one of the project's coordinators, Rabbi Brant Rosen) "seeks...