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  • The Yom Kippur War remembered

    Daniel S. Mariaschin|Oct 6, 2023

    (JNS) — On that day 50 years ago, I was in the parking lot of my synagogue in Keene, N.H., taking a break from Yom Kippur services. Someone had the car radio on and tuned to the news. I heard that Israel had been the victim of a surprise attack on our holiest day. Like millions of others, my heart sank. The news sounded ominous. I worried first for our relatives who lived on a kibbutz in the Jordan Valley, not far from the Syrian border. As the news dispatches came in, it only got worse. The existential threat to the Jewish state was coming fro... Full story

  • Amnesty's anti-Israel report pours more fuel onto delegitimization bonfire

    Daniel S. Mariaschin|Feb 11, 2022

    (JNS) — A 211-page report issued by Amnesty International in the United Kingdom is pouring a deeper foundation on top of an already dangerous and insidious path to delegitimize Israel. The report charges Israel “with oppression and domination of Palestinians, through cruel policies of segregation, dispossession and exclusion,” in what it further describes as crimes against humanity. Disturbingly, this report joins a malicious piling on against the world’s only Jewish state. Last April, the organization Human Rights Watch issued a 213-page repor...

  • Terror is terror

    Daniel S. Mariaschin, JTA|Nov 27, 2015

    (JTA)—The international outrage over the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris is absolutely on target. But the absence of an outcry over the weeks of attacks against Jews in Israel—stabbings, shootings and car rammings are among the most common tactics—is equally outrageous. More than a dozen Israelis have been killed during the past month. Yet these terror attacks against Jews have largely drawn silence from the civilized world, or worse, questions about whether Israel deployed “excessive force” to defend itself. If people were being stabbed i... Full story

  • HarperCollins must not delegitimize Israel

    Daniel S. Mariaschin, JTA|Jan 16, 2015

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its website, HarperCollins bills itself as “one of the world’s leading English-language publishers.” It has a storied brand and a list of top-notch authors going back some 200 years. It markets books in more than 150 countries on a wide range of subjects and boasts of having had 400 best-sellers in the past fiscal year. Among its offerin... Full story