Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
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Asaf Romirowsky
For the past three weeks, the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania has been hosting a 100-photograph exhibit purporting to show "Israeli human-rights abuses in the Occupied Territories." The exhibit included a reception, gallery tours and speakers. Organized by an outfit called "Breaking the Silence," an Israel-based group that collects testimonies from soldiers who shared their "horrific experiences" while serving...
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By:
Yehudit Barsky
For many of his victims around the world, the recent car-bomb assassination of Imad Fayez Mughniyeh -- one of the world's most wanted terrorists for two decades -- has the ring of true justice. At least in the short term, the killing will have a deterrent effect and hamper Hezbollah's capability to carry out a revenge attack. It will not,...
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By:
Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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How many people can say that, while perusing a college alumni periodical, they ran across a photo of an Orthodox Jew? I'm not speaking about those people who may have gone to school in a great metropolis like New York or went to a religious institution, like Yeshiva University. I'm thinking of people who went to traditional state schools or...
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Willingness to deal with renewed Iran threat needs to be campaign issue
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Jonathan S. Tobin
A couple of months ago, the question of what to do about the possibility of a nuclear Iran was on the verge of becoming the No. 1 foreign-policy issue in 2008. Though not exactly eclipsing the Iraq war, Iran's nuclear program was the red-hot focus of attention, with speculation rising as to what, if anything, the United States was prepared...
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