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My Heroes Are Dying!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The examples and lessons of the heroes that emerged at the end of the last century are more relevant than ever to the real and projected fears, threats, and challenges facing us in this one.

WikiLeaks and the Goldstone Report

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

A book about WikiLeaks recently published in England by editors of The Guardian sheds an entirely new light on the Goldstone report.

Second Thoughts on the Goldstone Report

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

In response to Richard Goldstone's mea culpa, and as a matter of simple justice, let's cut off all U.S. taxpayer support for the UN until its Human Rights Council condemns all abuses equally.

Goldstone Flinched Due To Social Pressure -- Plus Great NY Times Column On Judge

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If progressive Jews really believe that ending the occupation and supporting a Palestinian state is in Israel's best interests, they will turn the tables on their "mainstream" friends.

A Letter to Richard Goldstone

Adam Chandler | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

I know Israel acts very improperly sometimes, but make up your mind already. Either it's the worst of humanity or the fog of war. Don't you understand that discourse about this conflict has no place for nuance and reappraisal?

On the So-Called Goldstone "Retraction"

Omar Baddar | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

The more defenders of Israeli policies overreach and try to capitalize on Goldstone's op-dd in the Washington Post, the more pressure Goldstone will be under to disappoint them by clarifying his position.

The Next Israeli-Arab War, Goldstone Will Be There

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Richard Goldstone has given us is an example of someone who is willing, despite everything, to acknowledge when mistaken and to come forward and own up.

Goldstone's Apology and Samantha Power's Problem with Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It's clear that with his most recent ramblings the description 'respected international jurist' will never again be appended to Richard Goldstone. But much more troubling are the comments now being attributed to Samantha Power.

UN Still Standing By Controversial Israel Report After Author Backtracks

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body that commissioned an investigation of Israel's 2009 incursion into Gaza will continue to treat it as a...

Goldstone Report Author Rethinks Findings On Israel And Gaza War Crimes

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The head of a U.N.-appointed expert panel that investigated the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas in the winter of 2008-2009 said in...

Why J Street Attacked Sarah Palin But Not Fellow Leftists and Democrats Who Abuse the Language of Jewish Suffering

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

It's too easy for J Street to pile on when the alleged abuser is a conservative Republican. It's far more difficult, and costly, for J Street to go after fellow leftists who abuse language, especially those with large followings among its supporters.

Goldstone Needs to Recant In Light of the New Evidence

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone has said that he hopes that new evidence proves his report wrong. Now is the time for him to show whether he is "mensch" enough to step forward and set the record straight.

Thanksgiving, Tikkun Olam, And U.S. Jews Breaking The Israel Barrier

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Thanksgiving is itself an act of Tikkun Olam. It celebrates the bridging of fierce differences, the coming together of seeming opposites, the idea that helping people takes precedence over barriers of creed.

A "Progressive Hero?" Time to Think Outside of the Boxer

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Democracy for America doesn't seem to have a problem with backing those who support the self-destructive policies of Netanyahu, though they would refuse to support those who backed the same kinds of policies under Bush.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

Rabbi Michael Lerner: Polemics and Distortions Are Anti-Peace

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzette Standring

Rabbi Lerner's San Francisco home was defaced by political posters permanently glued on by whom he suspects to be right wing Zionists critical of him and Richard Goldstone.

What Israel Means to Me

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

What Israel means to me at the moment is the fact of Jews persecuting other Jews for speaking out and affirming the traditions of the past, of being "Old Jews" rather than "New Jews."

It Is Goldstone Who Is Politicizing Grandson's Bar Mitzvah

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone should not use his grandson's bar mitzvah to selectively silence rabbis who disagree with his report.

What's in a Name? Foolishness from South Africa

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

For years now I've found myself linked in the blogosphere with a number of namesakes. It's an odd set of coincidences, but I've followed their caree...

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

Condemn His Report, But Welcome Goldstone

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In stupidly shunning people like Judge Goldstone we in the Jewish community are alienating those who need the light of Jewish values most.

The ICC Review Conference, the Crime of Aggression, and International Criminal Justice

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

ICC Review Conference is an historic convening of the highest order for furthering the ultimate goal of ending impunity for the world's gravest crimes.

Hypocrisy Now!: The Pro-Israel Crowd's Sins of Omission

Sasha Polakow-Suransky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sasha Polakow-Suransky

In their zeal to demonize Goldstone, some Israel defenders miss the point that it is possible to condemn the Goldstone Report without promoting a hypocritical campaign of character assassination.

Alan Dershowitz and the Politics of Desperation

Rabbi Brant Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Brant Rosen

When a Jew accuses rabbis of blood libel -- when a world-famous lawyer compares an internationally respected jurist to the Nazis' "Angel of Death" -- it smells very strongly of one thing: desperation.

Tweeting Terror

Jacob Shrybman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Shrybman

The military wing of the terrorist organization Hamas has a Twitter account. You can simply "Follow" them on your personal account because Twitter refused to remove Hamas' account.