Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
Media Clippings
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I have referenced this remarkable development in the publishing world in two previous articles, and now, at last, The New York Times has written about this fascinating product -- the Espresso Book Machine -- in considerable detail in its Aug. 2 issue. As the article by reporter Anthony Ramirez noted, books in the Middle Ages were written by hand, and...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Carmen Callil's recent book, Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland , details the actions of Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, the Vichy government official who organized the deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz. Callil's hypothesis goes deeper as she decided to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian dynamic saying that Palestinians are oppressed by Israelis. Consequently, the French Embassy in...
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Some Israelis doubt Zionism, but others counter with perseverance and ideas
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Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most talked about items in the Jewish world this summer has been an interview published in Ha'aretz with former Knesset Speaker and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Avrum Burg. Burg, once the idol of the Jewish left and considered to be an eventual frontrunner for Israel's leadership, sat down for a chat with his old Peace Now...
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Caroline Glick
Sometimes terror doesn't have to pay. Reports last week that Fatah Prime Minister Salaam Fayad had paid the annual salaries of members of Hamas's army in Gaza caused U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to shoot off a livid letter to Fayad. Cantor, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, had just returned from leading a Republican Congressional delegation to...
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Leonard Fein
On the surface, the question of how Jews should regard the genocide of Armenians should be an easy call. Here, for example, is the text of a cable that Henry Morgenthau, Sr., then America's ambassador to Turkey, sent to the State Department on July 10, 1915: "Persecution of Armenians assuming unprecedented proportions. Reports from widely scattered districts indicate systematic attempt...
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