Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
The conventional wisdom about the Middle East proves wrong again
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The world has been watching northern Israel get pounded by Hezbollah rockets live on TV -- and Israel pound right back. Dozens of Israelis are dead, and so are more than 200 Lebanese. The latter had the bad luck of being in the way of Israeli retaliatory fire aimed at the terrorists, who launched this latest round of warfare with...
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M.J. Rosenberg
It was the late Yitzhak Rabin's worst nightmare. Israel is under attack from terrorists based in Lebanon, with Syria and Iran backing the aggression. On top of that, it remains in a state of war with the Palestinians. This is precisely the situation Rabin strived mightily to prevent by embarking on the diplomatic process with the Palestinians. In 1993, when...
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Mitchell G. Bard
People often say that the Middle East is too unpredictable. Really? Consider that the Palestinians have been bombarding Israel on almost a daily basis for the last 10 months since the disengagement from Gaza, and not a single resolution of condemnation was proposed at the United Nations. The European Union did not express outrage, and the United States did not...
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Media Clippings
The fate of books as we know them has been in the news lately, especially in The New York Times, which has a vested interest in their future for obvious reasons (the health of its book review, of course, and by extension, the pages of ads that fill it). The newspaper has rightly dedicated considerable space to the issue. First,...
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David Kimche
A few days ago, I contacted an acquaintance high up in the Fatah Party hierarchy and asked him how he thought the present crisis in Gaza could be resolved. "The Hamas people," he said, "have climbed up a very tall tree and don't know how to get down." Then, he added, "Next to that tree is another tall tree, and...
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