Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
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Media Clippings It's not every day that a new magazine is launched in Philadelphia, and even rarer still does a literary journal make its debut in the City of Brotherly Love. But the latter is what happened not long ago when First City Review made its premiere. The magazine bills itself as "a journal of pop culture, fiction, essays, poetry,...
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Isi Leibler
I recently signed a petition with more than 100 Israeli intellectuals and public figures encompassing the entire political spectrum -- from the Likud's Moshe Arens to Meretz's Yossi Beilin. The petition appealed to Yad Vashem to emulate the recent decision of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and add an exhibit relating to the valiant efforts of Hillel Kook...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The only thing missing at the White House last month was the old "Mission Accomplished" banner as President Bush announced an agreement with North Korea to end its nuclear program. This may become his administration's most important foreign-policy achievement if the notoriously unreliable North Koreans keep their end of the bargain. President Bush's Rose Garden announcement was wrapped in some...
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Media Clippings When a recent issue of Preservation magazine, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, crossed my desk, I was both pleased and heartened to see that its cover story concerned the extraordinary renovations done to the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New York's Lower East Side. No tale of restoration after decades of decay was ever more worthy...
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Barry Rubin
Hamas celebrated its first anniversary of power in the Gaza Strip amidst massive misinterpretations regarding the situation there. Ironically, Hamas' victory and survival have less to do with Israel than the rotten strategy of the late Yasser Arafat. He ruled the Palestinian movement for 35 years by establishing a weak, anarchic, corrupt and factionalized structure, which he played like a...
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