Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Sivan 22, 5776
By:
Evelyn Gordon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is not purposely trying to destroy all of Israel's hard-won security gains of the last five years. But if she were, she could hardly have improved on her new benchmark proposal for Israelis and Palestinians. The proposal comprises two parallel sets of "benchmarks": steps (mainly Israeli) to increase Palestinian freedom of movement, and steps (mainly...
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
At their annual meeting in April, Britain's National Union of Journalists passed a resolution asking for "a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government." In itself, this is a remarkable display...
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Talk is cheap, but a diplomatic kashering of Syria and Iran could prove expensive
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A few weeks ago, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Middle East, including Israel. But the aspect of her trip that got the most attention was a visit to Damascus, which included a photo-op and talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The reaction from the White House and many conservative pundits was...
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Media Clippings
Those of us who love books and make them a central part of our lives had to withstand yet another blow in the continuing saga of print vs. the Web. An article in the May 2 New York Times brought the disheartening, but hardly unexpected, news that a number of newspapers across the country are cutting out their stand-alone book...
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By:
Saul Singer
While it may be fair to demand of our leaders wisdom we pundits don't possess, we should at least have the humility to admit that's what we're doing. Let's go back for a moment to July 21, 2006, nine days into the war. In a column, I compared Israel's campaign to the Six-Day War, the Entebbe hostage rescue, the attack...
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