six day war

  • At Center of Storm, Finnish Official Personifies E.u. Approach to Israel

    When Europe’s leaders met over the summer to discuss the Lebanon war, the person leading the criticism of Israel for its "disproportionate" response was a thin, bearded, bohemian-looking man who favors baggy corduroy jackets over gray suits — Finland’s foreign minister, Erkki Tuomioja. Finland holds the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union and chairs… More ▸

  • Suddenly, Washington Sees That Iraq, Lebanon Issues Are Linked

    A funny thing is happening on Israel’s way into Lebanon: Its war with Hezbollah is converging politically with the civil war now convulsing Iraq. In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Shi’ite marchers swore allegiance last week to their Hezbollah co-religionists; some even pledged their lives. “Mahdi Army and Hezbollah are one, let them confront us… More ▸

  • As Efforts Gain Steam for Cease-fire, Israel Lebanon Differ on the Details

    International efforts to end Israel-Hezbollah fighting moved into high gear after the tragic killing of civilians in Kana, but there remain fundamental differences between Israel and Lebanon over what needs to be done next. The Lebanese want an immediate cease-fire, and only then to start talking about new arrangements on the ground and a prisoner… More ▸

  • Backgrounder Despite Hezbollah’s Evolution, Opposition to Israel Remains Constant

    Hezbollah’s evolution from its creation after Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon to its current role in provoking a major military confrontation underscores how far the group has come and how it continues to be a force with which Israel must contend. Under the leadership of Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah is one of the strongest and… More ▸

  • Presbyterian Recommendations in Advance of the General Assembly

    After careful consideration of the overtures brought before the Peacemaking and International Issues Committee of the 217th (2006), we offer the following recommendation to the General Assembly 1) We acknowledge that the actions of the 216th General Assembly caused hurt and misunderstanding among many members of the Jewish community and within our Presbyterian communion. We… More ▸

  • Obituary Arthur Hertzberg, Rabbi, Thinker and Iconoclast, is Dead at Age 84

    Years ago, David Twersky asked his secretary to give Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg a call. “She asked, Can you hold for David Twersky?” recalls Twersky, now the director of international affairs for the American Jewish Congress. When he picked up the receiver, however, he found that Hertzberg had hung up. When Twersky called back, Hertzberg told… More ▸

  • Who’s One of Israel’s Best Friends? the Answer is Surprising — Poland

    The newly elected president of a European country, in his first interview for that country’s largest newspaper, compared himself to Ariel Sharon to explain the policies he intends to pursue. His country has troops on the ground in Iraq, close military ties with Israel and a voting pattern on Middle Eastern issues in the United… More ▸