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Israel – Palestinian State (2004)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Palestinian State (2004) With the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948, the hopes and dreams of two millennia have been realized. Yet, the Arab-Israeli conflict and unrelenting terrorism have been a constant during those years. Only Jordan and Egypt have formal peace treaties with Israel. The rise of Palestinian nationalism has pushed Continue Reading »

Poverty (2006)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Poverty and income Disparity (2006) The Torah teaches us that the ultimate goal is the eradication of poverty. In the meantime, we must open our hands to the poor. Although Israel’s economy is booming, there is a growing gap between rich and poor. There are close to 10,000 Israeli millionaires; but poverty is increasing, especially Continue Reading »

Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals (1980)

Posted on October 3, 2013

It has been estimated that about 200 alleged Nazi war criminals reside in the United States. Congress has appropriated $2 million for a Special Litigation Unit under the supervision of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department to upgrade the Unit’s operations. To aid in the more effective performance of its responsibilities, the staff of Continue Reading »

Protection of Intellectual Property (1998)

Posted on October 3, 2013

We acknowledge respect for ownership of property with the eighth of the Aseret HaDibrot (Ten Commandments): “You shall not steal.” The Talmud Tractate Baba Metziah expands the protection of ownership even to items that we may find. We must enlarge our understanding of property to include the intangible as well as the tangible. In recognition Continue Reading »