Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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Michael Oren
Great wars in history eventually become great wars about history. Only a few years after the last soldier leaves the battlefield, accepted truths about the nature of a military conflict and the motivations for it invariably come under assault by revisionists and counter-revisionists whose vehemence can rival that of the original combatants. This again becomes the case with the 40th...
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Lamenting the 'occupation' won't make the facts that led to '67 conflict go away
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Jonathan S. Tobin
French writer Alexandre Dumas the elder wrote in 1854 that "nothing succeeds like success." But when it comes to the State of Israel, it appears that nothing seems to fail as abysmally as victory. As the world notes the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War this coming week, much of the coverage and commentaries about the topic seem to center...
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Media Clippings
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Failure. Does anyone in 21st-century America really believe there are benefits to it, any lessons to be learned except by being an all-out winner? In our take-no-prisoners society, where people speak incessantly of win-win situations, is there a place for not coming out except on top? These days, in the creative world, you have one chance to make good, perhaps...
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Jerry Falwell embodied the great contradiction of modern American Jewish politics
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1984, the United States rectified a diplomatic anomaly when it formally recognized the Vatican and agreed to exchange ambassadors with the papal mini-state in Rome. But when Congress held hearings on the measure, at least one discordant voice was heard in dissent. Rev. Jerry Falwell, by then already a familiar figure as the head of the "Moral Majority" group,...
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By:
Leonard Fein
Will it never end? The "it" refers to the cruelty, the meanness, the violence that so have characterized our times, and do still. While Iraq and Afghanistan continue to leech -- blood, treasure, honor -- it is other things I have in mind just now. Which brings me to Darfur. It is now almost exactly two years since President Bush...
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