Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
Treating terrorists as morally equivalent to their foes taints film on Pearl murder
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Jonathan S. Tobin
When Islamist radicals commit an act of anti-Western terror, what follows is always a given. Along with the details of the plot comes an almost ritualistic denial that a particular branch of a faith is at the root of the incident. This was the case in the days following the recent attempted terror bombing of the Glasgow airport and the...
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In mid-June, the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, seized control of Gaza in a bloody conflict with their Fatah rivals. The New York Times placed the death toll at 120 for the first days of fighting, while The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that intra-Palestinian violence has taken more than 600 lives since the Palestinians' 2006 elections. In much of...
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Patsy Tollin was the kind of teacher who encouraged "creative play" rather than assigning scads of homework. She told her "over-programmed" second-graders to "go build a snowman, go look at the stars." "When students wanted to tend to their Webkins in class, Tollin said no, suggesting they'd learn more interacting with each other. " 'If your playmate is a computer,...
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Wannsee, a suburb of the great city of Berlin, is one of the most idyllic neighborhoods in the world. Situated beside a picturesque lake, its long, quiet streets are lined with palatial homes that were once owned by some of the most accomplished Jewish families to ever reside in the German capital. But because of the political and ideological turn...
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By:
Andrea Levin
At times, National Public Radio makes gestures toward balancing its ideological tilt against Israel. The Hamas takeover of Gaza prompted, for instance, an interview with Johns Hopkins Professor Fouad Ajami, who placed responsibility for the violence among Palestinian factions on Palestinians themselves. He enunciated reasons why a unity government between Fatah and Hamas is unworkable, and said that "Palestinian political...
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