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Israel’s Best Friend

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Oct. 10, 2017) – The much heralded reconciliation between Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since Israel’s withdrawal in 2005, and Fatah, which rules the West Bank, should be good news not only for Gazans, who live under terrible conditions that may now improve, but also for those who advocate a two-state […]

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Thriving in the Diaspora

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 27, 2017) – Israelis who don’t share the concerns about the rupture between their government and United States Jewry, indeed the Diaspora in general — and, therefore, aren’t upset about Netanyahu’s ignoring the order of Israel’s Supreme Court to provide equal access to the Kotel for all streams of Judaism […]

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Israel’s Republican Prime Minister

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 25, 2017) – One of the many things that President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu seem to have in common is their disdain for, nay hatred of, Barack Obama. The president’s obsession with ObamaCare is an apt example as is the prime minister’s fixation on the Iran nuclear deal. Both […]

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How liberal democracy is losing ground in Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 13, 2017) – In view of recent decisions by Israel’s Supreme Court, citizens may have a point when they ask, “Who’s really running the country, the Knesset or the Supreme Court?” Two Court decisions published earlier this week come especially to mind: the Supreme Court’s opinion that (1) the government […]

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