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South Africa's Desmond Tutu admits himself to hospital due to infection (AP)
Turkish forces secure area around town of Jarablus, Syria (AP)
UN: Saudi-led coalition responsible for most civilians killed in Yemen (Reuters)
France calls for UN Security Council action over Syrian use of chemical weapons (Reuters)
Turkish defense minister: Though unsolicited, U.S. air support for operation is useful (Reuters)
Shots fired from Gaza at IDF soldiers who stopped Palestinian boat out of permitted area (Haaretz)
Senior Turkish official: Over 20 tanks in Syria, more to be sent as needed (Reuters)
Attack on American University in Kabul results in 12 deaths, scores wounded (AP)
Death toll in Italy rises to 247, say regional officials (Reuters)
Colombia to hold October 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC (AP)
Obama congratulates Colombian leader on peace deal with FARC rebels (Reuters)
Colombia, FARC announce historic peace deal to end five decades of bloodshed (AP)
Costa Rica confirms first case of newborn with microcephaly linked to Zika (Reuters)
Italy earthquake death toll at least 159 (Reuters)
U.S. defense official: Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship (Reuters)
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West of Eden
West of Eden
by Chemi Shalev
There's a method to Netanyahu's Hitler-Mufti madness
But bizarre Holocaust revisionism casts new doubt on past moves, including controversial Congress speech and odd silence at UN.
Oct 23, 2015
Top analyses and opinion about Netanyahu's controversial claims about Hitler and the Mufti
Netanyahu's revision of the Holocaust for political gain is inexcusable
The 'Mufti speech' reveals Netanyahu's twisted view of Zionism
J Street U takes on Jewish community’s 'hypocrisy' on occupation
Liberal students aim to exploit concerns about the next Jewish generation to force a candid discussion of the community’s 'moral obligations.'
Jan 22, 2015
Foxman: Obama won’t name radical Islam as enemy because of political correctness
ADL head says Europe is not the best place in the world for Jews to live but mass emigration isn’t in the cards, for now.
Jan 16, 2015
Labor vs. Likud battle resembles Democrats vs. Republicans more than ever
Can Labor's newly elected, social-conscious and female-friendly list create a gender gap that will win the elections?
Jan 15, 2015
Putin’s absence would tarnish Auschwitz commemoration ceremony
Russian leader’s nonattendance might show his isolation - but it would be an affront to the legacy of the camp’s liberation.
Jan 13, 2015
Call for French aliyah: Fulfillment of Zionism or capitulation to terrorism?
Encouraging mass Jewish emigration would help terrorist fanatics finish the job started by the Nazis and their Vichy collaborators: making France Judenrein.
Jan 12, 2015
Rampant corruption is an existential threat to Israeli democracy
19th century economist Henry George: In a corrupt democracy, the best sink to the bottom, the worst float to the top; the vile are ousted only by the viler.
Jan 7, 2015
U.S. blocks Palestinians at UN while cementing support for 1967 borders
Kerry lobbies hard to thwart French move to nudge Washington aside and take center stage in peace-making efforts.
Dec 31, 2014
Tzipi Livni as forest zombie and other scenes from the Israeli right’s 'war on women'
The text is ideological and political but the subtext is that women should know when to shut their mouths.
Dec 26, 2014
Israel's March 17 elections will be historic (as usual)
A new right wing government would be anti-liberal, anti-pluralist, anti-peace, anti-Arab and, yes, anti-democracy.
Dec 25, 2014
Elections 2015: Netanyahu’s Killer Instinct vs. Herzog’s Revenge of the Nerds
To become the next prime minister, the Labor leader needs to overcome the Israeli public’s predilection for tough guys.
Dec 19, 2014
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