Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

By:
Natan Sharansky
The looming civil war, which Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prophesied from the pages of The New York Times, did not materialize. It did not because a civil war requires two opposing camps fighting each other, hating each other, and most importantly, convinced that their survival depends on the annihilation of each other. Over the past two months, I spent...
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By:
Gerald M. Steinberg
In addition to the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, four years have also passed since Durban, South Africa — the U.N.-sponsored World Conference on Racism — took place in September 2001. And just as Osama bin Laden’s ideology was the foundation for Al Qaeda, in a sense, Durban provided the political foundation for a Palestinian onslaught already...
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Caught in the Backlash of the Storm
Military historians speak of the "fog of war" that clouds the decisions of commanders in the midst of battle. In the wake of the catastrophic storm that devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast, we may well speak of a "fog of bureaucracy" that obscures the ability of governments to take action when needed. While most of the...
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What would happen if mosques were burned - and other silly questions
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Several years ago before I came to Philadelphia, I accompanied the former governor of Connecticut on his first trip to Israel. In my journalistic capacity, I tagged along as John Rowland, then considered an up-and-coming star of the Republican Party, was schlepped around Jerusalem on a whirlwind tour conducted by guides from Israel's foreign ministry. But as we were winding...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Hopes that President Bush would take advantage of what he called Israel's "courageous and painful" disengagement from Gaza to press the Palestinian Authority to finally begin dismantling the terror network were dashed last month when he appeared to retreat from that position. That was the message beneath the surface of this week's presidential praise of Israel and Bush's call on...
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