Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
Bias Creates an Axis of Moral Equivalence
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John R. Cohnb
In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about improving relations between Israel and certain Islamic countries, Dion Nissenbaum, a Knight Ridder reporter, wrote: "The thaw may be reaping benefits for Israel, but it is not without risks for the Arab and Muslim leaders who have been buffeted by criticism in their own countries." Nissenbaum considered it self-evident that improved relations with...
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Liberals should listen to conservative whining about the 'war on Christmas'
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Whenever the calendar turns to December, the air usually becomes thick with the sound of Jews whining about the holiday season. For some of us, this is the time of year when we are forced to confront the reality that, despite living in a country where Jews are free not only to assertively practice (or not practice) their faith, we...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Can Centrist Party Bring New Sobriety to Israeli Politics? Shalem Center fellow Yossi Klein Halevi writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Dec. 2 about whether Israeli centrists have a chance: "With Sharon's new party, Israel's centrist majority has finally found...
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Dream On!
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It's been taken for granted for years - in journalism circles and in a good percentage of the Jewish world - that David Brooks, The New York Times opinion columnist, was meant to replace William Safire, who was, until his recent retirement, the only conservative and pro-Israel voice who remained. Some have said that Brooks is a liberal's idea of...
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Israel and the West: Any Similarities? Journalist Charles Moore writes in London’s Daily Telegraph ( www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk ) on Nov. 26 that Israel’s story is the story of the West: “If you had followed the British media, particularly the BBC, with average attention over the past 25 years, you would have concluded that [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon was an intransigent,...
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