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The logic of an Israel-Syria peace agreement

The last attempt at a peace deal between Israel and Syria was in the late 1990s. It fell apart only because Syria’s leader, Hafez Assad, died. Israel was prepared to...

Summer’s long Shabbat

With the summer equinox comes the “longest” day of the year — that is the longest period between sunrise and sunset. Tomorrow, therefore, is the longest “Shabbat”...

Israeli deathbed lament: ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office’

A recent study published by the Bank of Israel concluded that Israel has joined the rarified ranks of the chronically overworked, coming in third behind Japan and South...

The devil is dancing

Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, a new book by conservative pundit Pat Buchanan, confuses the thoughtful reader before a single page is opened. WW II,...

If Israel is less safe, don’t look to Bush — look to Israel

Say that George Bush has not advanced the cause of peace in Israel, if you like, but don’t say that Bush is responsible for Israel’s diminished safety. It is not...

Iran’s straightfaced hypocrisy at the UN

Last week, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations filed a complaint to the UN Secretary General, demanding a condemnation of — big surprise — Israel. Ambassador...

A different America

The Intermountain Jewish News does not endorse political candidates, but surely it ought to be non-partisan to observe how far America has come. Without endorsing Barack...

Passing the torch

A moment of meaning and continuity occurred at the annual meeting of the ADL earlier this week. Karen Steinhauser stepped into the shoes as chair of the Mountain States...

The stakes are high in the controversy over kosher slaughter in Iowa

We don’t have enough evidence to condemn or to exonerate Agriprocessors, the large kosher slaughtering company in Iowa, on whose premises a variety of illegal...

The Ten Suggestions?

Democracy and the rule of law are wonderful until you get a parking ticket. Then you wish the enforcers were less competent, that democracy did not work so well. It’s...