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Searching for causes

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, October 11, 2015 – Whether you call it intifada or something else, there’s unrest in Israel, not only in Jerusalem and the West Bank but also elsewhere in the country. Though there’s nothing new in this in the history of the state, it’s nevertheless a cause for deep concern, much speculation […]

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Netanyahu under siege

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, October 9, 2015 — The current wave of terrorist attacks on Israelis that continues and is now spreading to different parts of the country has put Prime Minister Netanyahu under siege. He’s fighting the ultra-right wingers in his own party as well as among his coalition partners who accuse him of […]

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A time for soul-searching on both sides

By Dow Marmur, Jerusalem, October 5, 2015 (Motza’ei Chag) A third intifada is on its way. Perhaps it’s already here. The death toll is growing and more is likely to come. Israelis and Palestinians blame each other but neither side is prepared to look at itself and take its share of the responsibility. As the […]

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Israel’s new neighbors

By Rabbi Dow Marmur, Jerusalem, Sept. 26, 2015 (Motzaei Shabbat) More than a million Jews left Russia and its Soviet empire after the latter collapsed. Most of them settled in Israel and, together with all of us, are now facing the prospect of forces of the aspiring new version of that empire under Vladimir Putin […]

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