Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Naomi Chazan
The upcoming peace conference in Annapolis, Md., is unleashing a spate of emotions, ranging from euphoria, enthusiasm, wariness and aversion to downright paranoia. Those who want to see it happen fear its failure; those who oppose it dread that it will take place. And skeptics, steeped in the lessons of past experience, doubt its utility. These contradictory responses share a...
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Evelyn Gordon
Middle East peace talks rest on a fundamental delusion: that most Palestinians truly want an independent state alongside Israel. Granted, polls have repeatedly shown a majority among Palestinians for this proposition. The majority may be razor-thin (the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center's latest poll put it at 51.1 percent), but it exists. Yet those who seize on this as proof...
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We all know about the epidemic of overscheduled children -- one of modern society's most well-documented ailments. But now an article in the Oct.15 New York magazine warns that the overscheduling -- and the overstimulation that goes with it -- is causing kids to lose at least an hour of sleep, and thereby setting their cognitive skills back by years...
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By:
Jack Rosen
There has been a flood of criticism of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in the United States in recent months. This shows a lack of understanding of the very real dangers that would face Pakistan and the world if he were to be removed. The Islamists in Pakistan are a well-armed and well-financed force that wields considerable influence within many parts...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Ibrahim Issa and Sahar Zaki are going to prison for a year for the crime of telling the truth about President Hosni Mubarak. That's because the truth is no defense when the Egyptian dictator finds it embarrassing or insulting. Issa is the chief editor of Al-Dustour and Zaki a reporter on the opposition paper. Their accuracy wasn't refuted by the...
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