Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
Puff piece on mosque that inspired murder further tarnishes the 'Times'
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In 1932, one of the most prestigious honors in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, was awarded to Walter Duranty, a New York Times reporter who was then serving as foreign correspondent in the Soviet Union. Though many other Pulitzers -- both deserved and undeserved -- have been handed out over the years, Duranty's is remembered more than most. In the online...
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Media Clippings
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If you're like me, when you think of a publication like Money , you imagine it being filled with articles about discovering your home's secret financial potential, as well as with guides to the best hedge funds and reasons to buy that second home as a wise investment -- which is generally the case. So when I ran across a...
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New play revisits both heroism and disgrace of Americans during the Holocaust
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According to a growing number of academics and political extremists, the Jews have too much power in America. This backlash against the so-called "Israel Lobby" has predictably caused many to wonder whether the assertive voice of contemporary Jewish political activism is too loud, too brash and, most of all, too pushy in making its case. Those who wonder what the...
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Arthur B. Shostak
When we memorialize the Holocaust this year, we can take a new tact. Rachel Korazim, director of education at Yad Vashem, explains: "We've managed to place images like barbed wire and crematoria as central Jewish images. This is not Jewish history; this is Nazi history." Jewish history, in sharp and proud contrast, honors efforts, as in the case of the...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The term "Palestinian narrative" is used to describe the Palestinian's version of events surrounding the creation of Israel and the subsequent decades of conflict. A search of the popular Web site dictionary.com produces this definition of narrative: "a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious." Consider some recent stories and columns that appeared in...
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