The Latest Criticism of a New Public-Transit Plan for Jerusalem Is Rooted in Anti-Jewish Prejudice

In a recent article for the New York Times, the architecture critic Michael Kimmelman criticized a plan to create a system of cable cars in Israel’s capital to alleviate some of the traffic on the Old City’s crowded streets. While there may be good reasons to oppose the plan on aesthetic grounds, writes Jonathan Tobin, Kimmelman’s real concern appears to be what he sees as an attempt to create a “Jewish narrative of Jerusalem.”

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Jerusalem, New York Times

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin