Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775
By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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Jonathan Schanzer
While most of the world celebrates the U.S. military operation that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the sentiment is not unanimous. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has condemned the United States, accusing Washington of assassinating a "Muslim and Arabic warrior," and the "continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims...
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Katie Beers
He doesn't look like much, perched between two guards, hands folded in his lap, posture tilted slightly to the right. He looks almost unsuspecting beneath his horn-rimmed glasses, face wearied perhaps only by the passage of time. You would never be able to guess from looking at him that locked deep in the inscrutable recesses of his mind are the...
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Barry Morrison
A Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations report earlier this year documented frequent, widespread ethnic and racial violence in our schools. One of the incidents cited -- an attack on Asian and African-American students at South Philadelphia High School -- has attracted national headlines and underscores the vulnerability of newer immigrant populations in our schools and in our communities as a...
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Faye Bittker
A famous 1993 New Yorker cartoon shows one dog saying to another: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." There's a message in that joke, even today. We are inundated with information from sources we know nothing about. So though it is highly unlikely that the blog you're reading was written by a dog, it is more than possible...
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