Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Asaf Romirowsky
An Islamic group came to Temple University last spring with an offer to provide $1.5 million for an endowed chair in Islamic studies to honor religion professor Mahmoud Ayoub. After months of talks, the deal never got off the ground, once trustees and others raised concerns about the contributor, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a nonprofit research group that...
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Acknowledge the Truth: Palestinians Don't Deserve Special Treatment! Author Rachel Neuwirth writes on AmericanThinker.com Jan. 6 about the myths surrounding the Arab "right of return": "A media and propaganda campaign has been under way since the Annapolis 'peace' conference to legitimate the longstanding demands made on behalf of the Palestinian 'Arab refugees' -- meaning, in practice, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
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Sometimes, you just have to lean back and revel in how certain writers can so dexterously put words together. I find that the awe their powers elicit is even more astonishing when they approach subjects that don't innately interest me. I've long been a fan of Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times. I think she's...
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Bush is deluded, but the decision to push ahead on talks remains Israel's
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
If you believe the opinion polls -- and there's no reason not to -- George W. Bush doesn't have many fans. And last week, the dwindling number of Bush loyalists got a bit smaller. For the majority of American Jews who are Democrats, nothing -- not even Bush's first visit as president to Israel -- was bound to win him...
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By:
Sholomo Avineri
Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the issue of Jerusalem in which he expressed the concern of Jews everywhere about the future of Israel's capital. This is obvious and self-evident. But the thrust of his letter lay in the suggestion that while he recognizes Israel's...
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