Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Strategy on Palestinians a mockery of president's stands on democracy and terror
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In any descent into folly, there is a tipping point. Before that happens, there's a chance to reverse course and avert disaster. But after the crucial moment arrives, failure is inevitable, and the only question is just how badly things will actually turn out. No, I'm not talking about the Bush administration's Iraq policy, its hurricane recovery efforts or the...
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Historian Benny Morris writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Oct. 20 that an official Palestinian atlas is a compendium of lies: "Atlases are never as neutral as they seem. Buried deep in this giant handsome [Atlas of Palestine 1948: Reconstructing Palestine by Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society] is a statement of purpose: 'Firstly, the obliteration of...
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These days, New York magazine seems to morph into a new publication with every third or fourth issue. The editors, who pride themselves on keeping ahead of the curve in terms of trends would probably love hearing this observation; I, however, don't consider it praise. In fact, I find these periodic transformations baffling. I'd like to tell the people in...
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The investigative series by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the sources of anti-Israel and anti-American content in the curricula and textbooks in American schools that begins in this week's Jewish Exponent raises questions about who is calling the tune for education about Islam and the Middle East. There has been a good deal of commentary in the recent past about...
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Why Should a Nominee's Religion Be Off-Limits? Jonathan Tobin writes: "The notion put forward by some less-guarded critics that John Roberts' stance as a faithful Catholic ought to be taken into consideration when voting on his nomination was both out of bounds and offensive" (A Matter of Opinion: "Religious Tests and the Court," Oct. 12). He's just plain wrong. Why...
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