Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Douglas Bloomfield
The decline and fall of Rep. Tom DeLay could prove to be good news for the pro-Israel cause and Republicans eager to woo Jewish voters. But it will only happen if the disgraced former House majority leader takes with him the bitter partisanship and extremism that have defined his tenure on Capitol Hill. The Texas Republican was an uncomfortable ally...
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Payoff for 'Lobby' conspiracy theorists would be Jewish silence on Iran threat
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The controversy over two leading academics who published a scurrilous essay claiming that Israel and its American "Lobby" control American foreign policy is, mercifully, starting to die down. The pair, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, have been roundly criticized by figures spanning the political spectrum for pawning...
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Leonard Fein
It all sounds so depressingly familiar: We are told that we are giving diplomacy a chance, any suggestion that we are preparing for military action is "wild speculation." But, at the same time, Iran represents a grave threat to world peace and is a haven for terrorism. If we wait too long, it will have obtained nuclear weapons, international inspection...
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Hillel Halkin
I don't know whether National Geographic deliberately timed its announcement of the dramatic discovery of an early Christian "Gospel of Judas Iscariot" for the Pesach season. It's a nice touch, in any case, because it was on the night of the seder that Judas, according to the New Testament, betrayed Jesus to his captors and set in motion the events...
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Morton Klein
After the recent Israeli elections, many commentators, including editorialists in The New York Times and The Washington Post and even the Jewish Exponent, have taken the outcome to mean that the Israeli electorate endorses further unilateral withdrawals. But that's not true. There was a close finish between the left of center pro-withdrawal parties and the right of center anti-withdrawal parties,...
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