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Faint signs of hope

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 24, 2015 (Motza’ei Shabbat) – The good news is that Jews won’t be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. Cameras will be installed to check up on them and to provide evidence as to who causes the troubles there. That seems to be the outcome of Kerry’s conversations with […]

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A dangerous distortion of history

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 21, 2015 – Binyamin Netanyahu, the son of a respected historian, should know better than to distort history for his political purposes. Addressing the Zionist Congress currently in session in Jerusalem he said that Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews, only to expel them from his realm, and that […]

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Statement on the federal election

Canadian Jewish voters repudiate negative and hurtful politics The 2015 federal election showed that you can’t stereotype or pigeonhole the Jewish community. The results in the 5 ridings with large numbers of Jewish voters showed that there is a return to the progressive orientation of Jews in Canada. In the 2011 election, 52% of the […]

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Looking beyond the fury

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 19, 2015 – Israelis usually distinguish between security and politics. Even political foes will support those in power when it comes to defending the country and its citizens. If they disagree, it may be because they believe that the measures aren’t harsh enough. Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu […]

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