20 September 2015 - 7 Tishri 5776 - ז' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Choosing sides: Egypt and Turkey strike a pose E-mail

Two of the Middle East region's most important countries - Egypt and Turkey - are at a crossroads right now. Egypt has the chance to again be the Arab world's central power; in contrast, Turkey's government is throwing away the opportunity to become a major diplomatic player in the region while hammering the last nail into the coffin of its chance for European Union membership.

Let's consider Egypt first. In the Gaza war's aftermath, everyone is asking Cairo its preferences for policing the border with Hamas's radical Islamist semi-state next door. Egypt must take the lead in any new arrangement to stop arms' smuggling.

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Defending yourself against terrorism: A difficult task E-mail

For years, India has been subjected to periodic terrorist attacks throughout the country. But what happened in Mumbai is something new and different: a full-scale terrorist war.

This is the kind of threat and problem Israel has been facing for decades. What are the lessons for India from Israel's experience, points also refl ected by India's own recent history? First, India needs and has the right to expect international sympathy and help. It will get sympathy but will it get help?

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60 Days for 6 Million E-mail

"I should like to remember that there once lived a person named David Berger…" Holocaust victim David Berger in his last letter, Vilna, 1941.

The Jewish community in Hong Kong, through coordination by the Jewish Community Centre Events Committee, began its participation in the 60 Days for 6 Million project. The programme's launch was held on 11 September, an ominous start date for any project. In the opening addresses the victims of the September 11th terror attacks were remembered.

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