Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775

Jonathan S. Tobin

Honoring Soviet Jewry movement should not lead to an orgy of self-congratulation
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The words "Let My People Go" and cries for "Freedom for Soviet Jewry" are expressions that, for many of us, still set our hearts racing. But those battle cries are now as much the property of historians as entreaties to "Remember Pearl Harbor." The reason is that, contrary to the expectations of a largely skeptical world, the Soviet Jewry movement...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Condi Looks for Tips on the Mideast; Will the Advice Amount to Anything? Columnist Diana West writes on www.Townhall . com Nov. 2 about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recipe for diplomatic failure: "Funny thing happened recently. Or, rather, it didn't. "A hunk of juicy news broke, hit the wires and fell with a thud into media oblivion. No one...
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Bolton memoirs give chilling insight on Iran threat and the path to Annapolis
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Late in 2006, as the pro-Israel community in Washington was still making its last-ditch efforts to secure John Bolton's confirmation to the post of ambassador to the United Nations, the object of their affection was beginning to change his mind about the post. The initial attempt to give the job to Bolton had been blocked by hostile members of the...
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Bestseller turned into cinematic disaster perpetuates muddled-headed myths
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History has always had a tough time at the movies. From the earliest days of Hollywood, epic biopics depicting the lives of figures out of the history books have often had little resemblance to the actual events depicted. Though much about the movies has changed since MGM and its competitors were bowdlerizing the complex lives of the famous into simple...
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Imperative to stop Iran now is getting sidetracked by partisan politics as usual
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This past summer during one of the last episodes of HBO's mega-hit "The Sopranos," A.J., the whiny suicidal son of the show's mafia boss anti-hero, was heard to worry about what he saw as the certain bombing of Iran by President Bush. "You don't know that," his mafia princess sister responded. Though this stray snippet, which was widely noted in...
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