Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775
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Something's definitely up at The New York Times. I wrote a few weeks ago about the fact that the paper's travel section hadn't written about Israel as a splendid destination for intrepid tourists for so long I'd forgotten when the last time was. I said it had to be years ago, perhaps in the 1990s, once the Oslo peace accords...
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Effort to ban Israel's internal critics pits free speech against crisis of delegitimization
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It was one of those American Jewish dust-ups that play out along predictable lines and concluded with a predictable outcome. The left outrages the right, and the right responds in knee-jerk fashion by calling for banning the left from something that most people had never heard of. In the end, the left emerges with their right to speak triumphantly undiminished...
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Kenneth Stern
Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in many parts of the world on Jan. 27, thanks to a landmark 2005 U.N. General Assembly resolution designating that day. One might say, "It's about time," as it took 60 years for the United Nations to memorialize the Holocaust, or "perfect timing," given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ongoing public denial of the Holocaust, which...
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Samuel Freedman
In his controversial new book about Israel and the Palestinians, Jimmy Carter recounts his first visit to the Jewish state. It was a few months before the Yom Kippur War, he was the governor of Georgia, and his last stop was a visit with prime minister Golda Meir. "I said that I had long taught historical lessons from the Hebrew...
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Hands-down, the most entertaining and informative article I've read recently was "The Good Book Business" by Daniel Radosh, which appeared in the Dec. 18 issue of The New Yorker . The piece described why book publishers continue to love the Bible -- a surefire winner with readers -- and how the drive by evangelicals to get the Scriptures into the...
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