Saturday, May 28, 2016 Iyyar 20, 5776

Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
The term "Palestinian narrative" is used to describe the Palestinian's version of events surrounding the creation of Israel and the subsequent decades of conflict. A search of the popular Web site dictionary.com produces this definition of narrative: "a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious." Consider some recent stories and columns that appeared in...
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By:
Arthur B. Shostak
When we memorialize the Holocaust this year, we can take a new tact. Rachel Korazim, director of education at Yad Vashem, explains: "We've managed to place images like barbed wire and crematoria as central Jewish images. This is not Jewish history; this is Nazi history." Jewish history, in sharp and proud contrast, honors efforts, as in the case of the...
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By:
Isi Leibler
Over the past year, escalating complaints and demands for greater transparency have been directed against the management of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the organization responsible for recovering and distributing Jewish assets plundered by the Nazis. Many of the complaints are long-standing, and were exposed in 1997 in a series of articles by Netty C...
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Time to Bring the Troops Home From Costly War Concerning Jonathan Tobin's column on whether Jewish organizations should oppose the war in Iraq (A Matter of Opinion: "Standing Against the Tide," March 22), my message is simple: Please bring the troops home from Iraq! It is more than time. More than 3,000 have died, with many thousands wounded. We cannot...
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Among the most important things public servants can do is to conduct themselves in such a way as to inspire public confidence in the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately, the grades for this all-too-basic test of behavior for two leading political figures result in a resounding "F." The men in question are Rep. Joe Sestak,...
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