14th of January 2012 / Serving Oregon & Southwest Washington since 1959

As Israeli editors see it

MA’ARIV claims that “Many Arab intellectuals have expressed sincere hopes for the success of the talks between Israel and the Palestinians,”  read more »

Mubarak departure could deprive Israel of key ally

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The uprising in Egypt that looks like it may sweep away President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-old regime threatens to deprive Israel of its most important strategic ally in the region.
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With JDub’s demise, innovators must reassess

The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter argued famously that the forces of “creative destruction” unleashed by capitalist economies were largely positive, as they favored the best innovations..  read more »

There is merit in incentives for donating organs

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish community in the New York metropolitan area, and to a degree around the world, is grappling with how to respond to last month’s high-profile corruption arrests there.  read more »

A Jew finds himself at a neo-Nazi forum

It was a small announcement in the Dec. 11 calendar section of Eugene Weekly: “National Socialist Movement: An insider’s view of America’s radical right.”  read more »

Rabbi calls for tolerance across faith divide

What business does an American rabbi have speaking at a European conference about Islamophobia, and what can an Orthodox Jewish leader be expected to say about how to better combat anti-Muslim hatred?
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Few students persuaded by campus anti-Israel campaigns; the real problem is the future

There is a serious threat facing Israel’s long-term standing in this country resulting from a prolonged campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state on campus. But it is probably not what you think.

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Peace process reminds musician of Sondheim song ‘Send in the Clowns’

For decades we’ve leaned on the slogan that the Palestinians “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” But the current moment in Mideast politics takes me back to the classic Stephen Sondheim song “Send In The Clowns.”  read more »

Israel backers must support a settlement freeze

DURHAM, N.C. (JTA)—The Jewish community in America has always supported Israel. We have raised funds, walked in solidarity, visited whenever possible and prayed for the safety of the Jewish state since its very inception. “Wherever we stand, we stand with Israel” is a comment made sincerely by many.  read more »

As Israeli Editors See It

Three papers comment on various issues regarding the 10-month suspension of new construction in Judea and Samaria:  read more »

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