Israel

Terrorism Very Close to Home, Sun Jan. 4

By Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County For our platform on Sunday, January 4th I am pleased to announce that Mike Kelly, longstanding columnist for The Record, will be our guest. I will be interviewing Mike on his new and widely acclaimed book, The Bus on Jaffa Road. The […]
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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Author: Ari Shavit (Spiegel and Grau/Random House, New York, 2013) Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn         Ari Shavit, the left-wing Israeli journalist, is an uncommonly brave writer. In My Promised Land (2013), he celebrates the remarkable achievements of Israelis – – in turning a Middle Eastern desert
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The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

Authors: Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin (2012, Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art) Reviewed by Doris Friedensohn         Timing, as we know, is (almost) everything. This is the case in national elections, peace overtures, Academy Awards, and what we choose to read. In 2007, when Judith K. Brodsky
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Psychological Context of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

While the Security Council concentrates on Iraq, the agencies continue their daily work. The psychological context of the Middle East conflict is a major concern. Question–does the sight of fresh-faced Israeli and Palestinian teenagers embracing each other in a video project inspire hope or rage? The video
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Israel at 60: Prospects and Hopes for Peace

The media were flummoxed and the symbolism ran deep. LastThursday President George Bush went before the Israeli Knesset to warn theIsraelis not to think about appeasing terrorists in the search for peace. In hisspeech, Bush elicited the specter of the Holocaust and invoked those who calledfor negotiating with
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