Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
Controversies over 'John Doe' bill and Ellison illustrate chasm over terror war
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Jonathan S. Tobin
It used to be that the only people I knew who were concerned about the behavior of fellow mass-transit passengers were Israelis. But that was before Sept. 11, the airline "shoe bomber," the Madrid railway attacks and the 2005 suicide bombings in the London subway. Like it or not, the mantra "if you see something, say something" is simply part...
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Media Clippings
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Fred Vogelstein, a Wired magazine writer, set out to do a recent assignment -- a profile of Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington -- in much the same manner he'd always begun such things: He planned to talk to the people central to the story, either in one-to-one interviews or over the phone. That's how the majority of journalists proceed. But...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
The Middle East is in for another round of pseudo-diplomacy as the Arab League prepares to send a delegation to Israel that is something less than its "historic" billing in the media. Of course, nobody takes this very seriously because they know nothing will come of it. The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers are making another trip to Israel --...
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David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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Bush speech on peace says a lot that's right but founders on reliance on Abbas
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In the long run, history may take a kinder view of George W. Bush's presidency than that of the majority of the American people who now see him as a failure. But anyone in Washington who thinks that he can boost his poll ratings or score a foreign-policy triumph on the heels of the Arab-Israeli conflict to divert attention away...
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