Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Ronald Radosh (www.weeklystandard.com)
Historian Ronald Radosh writes in The Weekly Standard ( www.weeklystandard.com ) on Jan. 2 about why a professor of terror beat a federal rap: "The acquittal on Dec. 6 of Sami al-Arian, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, on eight counts relating to terrorism was a setback not only for the Department of Justice...
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One of the cover stories in the Exponent this month dealt with how Chanukah merchandising has exploded and how all of the December holidays - and not just Christmas - have been recognized, especially by those businesses that create holiday cards, food baskets, seasonal decorations and wrapping materials. It was just a matter of time before magazines caught up with...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Roots of Denial Run Deep in Iran Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com ) on Dec. 18 about the extent of Holocaust denial in Iran: "Once again, the president of Iran repeated his foul lie. "On Dec. 14, in...
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Tepid response to Spielberg film raises some 'Passionate' questions
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Whenever questions are raised about the accuracy or the truth of something portrayed in a film, the movie-makers and/or their public-relations representatives have a ready-made response. "It's just a movie," they say. The exchange invariably concludes with the film's people advising critics to "Lighten up. Nobody expects movies to be historically accurate or true." That answer has a lot of...
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Unintelligent Debate In the midst of the December "war on Christmas" mania, last week's decision by a federal district judge to strike down the inclusion of "intelligent design" in a Pennsylvania science curriculum gave new impetus to the debate over separation of church and state. The ruling was a stern rebuke to those who sought to place the theory that...
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