Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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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By:
Stu Goldman
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The Value of One Life As the current impasse in Gaza moves into its third week, Israeli politicians have begun debating the thing most of them swear they won't do: make a deal with Hamas terrorists to save the life of a kidnapped Israeli soldier. The dilemma facing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is an unenviable one. Either he must...
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By:
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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By:
Anne Bayefsky
The credibility of the flagship of U.N. "reform" -- aka, the newly created Human Rights Council -- sunk during its very first session, which ended June 30. The deck chairs on the Titanic had simply been rearranged when the Council replaced the discredited Human Rights Commission. Serial human-rights abusers were elected members from the get-go. Nevertheless, the Bush administration's decision...
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