Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
The offensive against pro-Israel voices finds a target in the ADL'S autocrat
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He is one of the strongest personalities in an American Jewish world that has no shortage of outsized egos. To know him is not always to admire, let alone love him. But there is no denying that Abe Foxman, the longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, has a unique place in the political culture of this country. Whether it is...
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Media Clippings
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Last week, I wrote about an established holiday tradition: The practice among the large newsweeklies of turning to religious subjects at the end of the year, and often considering the "real" or "historic" Jesus, which generally means an examination of his Jewish roots. But it seems there was another holiday convention going on, also journalistic, but much newer -- and...
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New book shows U.S. involvement in the Middle East long preceded 'Israel lobby'
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In 1844, a biblical scholar and professor of Hebrew at New York University published a pamphlet urging the establishment of a Jewish state in the place then known as Palestine. The name of this early Zionist who argued for the recreation of Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel: George Bush. But the astonishing thing about this manifesto is not...
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Jeffrey Herf
On March 29, 2006, a group of British intellectuals posted "The Euston Manifesto" at www.eustonmanifesto.org . Evoking the traditions of the anti-fascist and anti-totalitarian democratic Left, they defended liberal democracy and Enlightenment values while denouncing anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and the radical Islam that inspired it. They called for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This past August, a group...
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Jonathan Rosenblum
Saddam Hussein's death by hanging came too late to provide much satisfaction -- too late for the hundreds of thousands of human beings killed on his orders -- hundreds at his own hands. The taking of his miserable life can neither bring back the lives he so callously snuffed out nor compensate for them. Still, there was rejoicing at the...
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