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Marking Time Though the week, month, year, decade, century, and millennium are ending tonight according to the Christian calendar, the act of separating moments in the seamlessness of time is something with which the Jewish people can identify.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Wuthering Heights While not agreeing with the abandonment of the Golan, we post this article for it's explanation of the thinking of those Israelis prepared to "give up the Golan for Peace with Syria". CFICEJ
Tensions Mount Just in time for the millennium and Ramadan, Israelis and Palestinians face off over Muslim excavation work on the ultra-sensitive Temple Mount.
GOLAN HEIGHTS - Women In Green All of us are quite upset by PM Barak's unsatisfactory explanation for his abandonment of his prior strong stand, while he was Chief of Staff, that it was Israel's vital security need to retain the Golan.
Dark Days for Democracy in Israel In earlier commentaries I expressed my concern that the Barak
government's Golan withdrawal campaign would set aside democratic
values in its efforts to silence opposition to withdrawal.
EYE ON THE MEDIA: Heresy at The New York Times After years of an Arafat-can-do-no-wrong approach, born not of political blindness but the fear that criticism of the Palestinian tyrant would harm the peace process, The New York Times and The Boston Globe (same ownership) last week published editorials critical of Israel's peace partner.
A Public Declaration The Land of Israel is the homeland of the Jewish People by virtue of our Forefather's legacy.
Recognition of a Palestinian State contradicts the very purpose of a Jewish State creating a
mechanism for evicting Jews from their land and planting an alien regime within her
EYE ON THE MEDIA: CNN is Fair? An amusing phenomenon in the media business is CNN's claim to fairness in its coverage of Israel. There are
certain things the network probably cannot help. It should not be held responsible, for instance, for the palpable hostility on its reporters' faces when they talk to Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria - those unspeakable "settlers."
The Feast in the Public Eye From Australia to Alaska, the ICEJ's Feast of Tabernacles celebration this year received unprecedented coverage in the mainstream media worldwide. Whether on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines, or via the increasingly popular Internet news services, our Succot gathering developed into a hard news story that drew the large Jerusalem-based press corps like never before.