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A FRIEND IN DEED Scheller did not resettle in Israel. But no one person in our time has so monumentally contributed to the essence of Zionism - the ingathering of the Exiles - as this Christian gentleman.
Melchior: If pope wants our respect, he must respect us Israel should welcome Pope John Paul II's visit here next month despite his recent agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization, MK Michael Melchior said yesterday. At the same time, Melchior added, it should be made absolutely clear to him that Israel is very unhappy with his denouncement of unilateral decisions on Jerusalem as "morally and legally unacceptable."
The Real Threat Shulamit Aloni, Meir Shilo, and other distinguished personalities of a particular political camp gave a real boost to Israel's ethical foundations when they called Israel's frenzy over Austrian Joerg Haider's rise to power "hypocritical."
Get Tough in Lebanon "I want to see a funeral on Israeli television every day," Hafez Assad reportedly told his staff at the height of the war of attrition in Lebanon. It was not just an order to inflict casualties, but a statement on the war's purpose: to undermine Israel's morale and cripple its resolve.
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? In the army, Ehud Barak's home turf, senior commanders are expected to answer for what takes place under them. In the domestic political sphere, too - the domain which Barak now calls his home - State Comptroller Goldberg rejected Barak's "I was not familiar…" speech last week, noting that such an approach would simply not suffice.
Moshe Arens: Turning the U.S. from an Ally into a Judge This role change was inevitably accompanied by a movement of the United States from its natural and traditional position at Israel's side, and generally on Israel's side, to a position somewhere in the middle between Israel and the Palestinians and, on occasion, even right into the arms of Yasser Arafat.
Israeli Control of the Golan Remains Strategically Critical (Washington, D.C.): Today's Washington Post gives front-page treatment to a study released last month by the Tel Aviv University's Center for Strategic Studies under the headline: "A Fading View of the Golan; Heights No Longer Vital to Israeli Security, Analysts Say." In the old Communist phraseology, the promotion of such a revisionist view at this particular moment in time is "no accident, comrade."
TEXT OF GOLAN LEADER'S LETTER TO ASSAD "We, the elected representatives of the Golan Heights communities, write to you as the Israeli-Syrian negotiations are resuming. We feel that
it is our duty to inform you that the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Ehud Barak, is not legally authorized to surrender any part of the Golan Heights."
A Changing Jewish Perspective Moshe Halbertal examines how the establishment of a Jewish state has changed, and will continue to change, how Jews perceive themselves and their history.
Sneh reveals formula for peace talks with Syria Revealing possible flexibility in the defense establishment's position in peace negotiations with Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh has said Israel's topographical red lines could be offset by demilitarization.
A 'Fair Deal' That's No Deal The root of much of the evil that has haunted Israel for the past three decades lies in the "territory for peace" equation.
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