Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Sivan 8, 5775
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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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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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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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Media Watch
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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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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