Sunday, June 16, 2019

Israel Tag

I Love A Parade

13:41 25 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Living in a large, multi-cultural city like New York, you get used to the ethnic parades that come through town.  In early fall, there’s the German-American parade with grown men wearing too-tight leder-hosen and sidewalk venders selling copious amounts of bratwurst and pretzels. ...

Breaking the Silence

10:57 25 February in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpC3JeZl5LA&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Three thin little black books have been creating a firestorm of controversy in Israel recently.  No, they have nothing to do sex scandals.  Rather, they are publications from Breaking the Silence (BTS), an Israeli human rights group founded by four former Israeli Defense...

A Declaration of War

13:38 22 December in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Well, the mystery is solved…sort of.  The infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz on December 18 has been recovered on the other side of the country from where it was taken.  At this point, the Polish police are refusing to comment...

This Week's Links

17:19 10 July in Latest, Misc
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By Michelle Albert A new game show puts a rabbi, a priest, a Muslim imam and a Buddhist monk in a room with 10 atheists. Let the proselytizing begin! [Reuters] Forget about Reform, Conservative or Orthodox. Jewcy has denominations for today's Jews. [Jewcy] Gershom Goreberg discusses his article...

Iran's Velvet Revolution?

13:48 10 June in Latest, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick What will change if Mirhossein Mousavi, a former Iranian Prime Minister, a "moderate," and the primary challenger to reigning Iranian president and rabble-rouser Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wins this Friday's much-hyped Iranian election? Will Iran abandon it's nuclear program or change its position vis-a-vis Israel...