Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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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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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
During the first week of September 2001, President George W. Bush welcomed his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, to the White House for a state dinner. The pageantry offered a very public confirmation of the close bond between the two leaders, an alliance that held the promise of helping to bring a sane solution to America's economic reliance on millions of...
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The endless presidential campaign should lead to sharp questions on Iranian nukes
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Jonathan S. Tobin
If there were any doubts about the fact that one-time Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson was about to run for the Republican nomination for president, it was not due to his recent tiff with filmmaker Michael Moore, appearances on Fox News or various other public appearances. It was the fact that he used a radio commentary spot, the text...
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Media Clippinhs
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Now that the dust has settled on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War -- and all the hubbub in the media has quieted -- it's easier to assess some of the more prominent responses to the event. The bulk of the commentary was incessantly critical of Israel, though predictable in that regard. But none was more relentless in...
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By:
Barry Rubin
"During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year ... I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. ... With the first glimpse of the building,...
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