Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

Jonathan S. Tobin

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Scholar Michael Ledeen writes in National Review ( www.nationalreview.com ) on July 13 that some reactions to the London bombings betrayed a virulent strain of Jew-hatred: "It was widely noted that when Tony Blair reminded the House of Commons that many countries had been scourged by the terrorists in recent years, he omitted Iraq from the list. His speechwriters had...
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Competing theories have their merits, but the problem goes deeper than tactics
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A generation ago, author Joe McGinnis introduced the American public to something many already knew, but hadn't thought that much about: the pivotal role of public relations in American politics. His 1970 book, The Selling of the President, detailed the efforts of the cadre of dedicated P.R. pros whose assigned task was to attempt to transform Richard Nixon's image from...
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Our enemies think they are fighting a war, but even after London, do we?
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Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those murdered by Islamic terrorists. But for all of the sympathy generated for the victims in London, there still seems to be something missing from much of the fallout from recent events. In the aftermath of Sept...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) July 8 about the contrasting views of Woody Allen and Natan Sharansky: These two men "are celebrity Jewish intellectuals who offer radically different worldviews for your contemplation. Allen's is more popular with intellectuals worldwide. Sharansky's whole life says that Allen is wrong. "Allen recently explained his view of...
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Sometimes, you just have to marvel at the American legal system. It's far from perfect, but the ability of American jurisprudence to closely follow the election and polls results is something that citizens of other countries must marvel at. Take, for example, the dueling decisions issued last week by the U.S. Supreme Court about the display of the Ten Commandments...
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