Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
Strike the Report: This Year Could Prove the Year of Action Against Iran Think-tank scholar Peter Brookes writes in the New York Post ( www.nypost.com ) on Jan. 3 about Iran's dangerous nuclear game: "Iran turned up the heat this week on still-simmering concerns about its atomic aspirations. It crowed that its 1,000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear-power plant would be 'online' as...
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It was Gen. Douglas MacArthur who supposedly said, "Old soldiers never die; they simply fade away." I began wondering recently if there were some commensurate phrase that might sum up the fate of old editors, since in the case of at least one, he's refusing, rather insistently, to fade away. These notions popped up while I was perusing Lapham's Quarterly,...
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Healthy Skepticism's Still the Best Response to Annapolis
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The recently completed Annapolis conference provoked a vigorous debate in the American Jewish community, as it did in Israel. Finding the right mix of inducements to produce a genuine and secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs, while avoiding futile concessions to an enemy that often seems impossible to satisfy under any circumstances, is a thorny dilemma for those committed to...
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Counting the Blessings of Freedom by the Light of a Special Menorah Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com/bostonglobe ) on Dec. 16 about the the light reflected by the White House menorah: "On the seventh night of Hanukkah in 1944, my father was in Auschwitz. He had been deported with his parents and four of his...
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Fine Moments?
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You never really know what Heeb magazine is going to do next, but you do know one thing -- there will definitely be something outrageous about the concept. Take the last few issues, for example. The fall 2007 number was dubbed the "Chosen Issue" and announced the launch of Heeb100.com , a new Web site that was conceived as "an...
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