Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
Media Clippings
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I recall thinking, shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred -- and especially once The New York Times began printing, day after day, those small, heartbreaking biographies of the victims who'd perished in the twin towers -- that this heartache would never end, not ever for the survivors, and perhaps not for the country as a whole. But the majority...
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Elliot Jager
I used to be an avid Soviet watcher, but with the empire's collapse in December 1991 and the vanishing of the Soviet Jewry issue, I frankly lost interest. Absent the winner-take-all rivalry between liberty and tyranny, the travails of Russia didn't much interest me. But what belatedly captured my attention was Russian President Vladimir Putin's in-your-face Feb. 10 speech at...
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Douglas Bloomfield
Ronald Reagan, in his 1980 presidential campaign, famously asked the question that sucked the wind out of Jimmy Carter's re-election sails: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" It's a question that Israelis could be asking as we approach the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq this month. The Bush administration liked to stress...
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Film reminds us that combining religion and politics can make a righteous cause
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To listen to some who claim to speak for American Jews, the greatest danger facing our republic is the rise of a religiously based conservatism that threatens to overturn the separation of church and state. This has been a familiar argument for the last two decades as most liberal Jews -- that is to say, most Jews -- viewed an...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
For the past seven years, Israel-policy wonks and their international counterparts have met at the seaside resort of Herzliya for the annual Conference Series on the Balance of Israel's National Security. Israeli powerbrokers often jockey for time and space on the program. In 2005, former premier Ariel Sharon announced the Gaza disengagement plan in the closing "Prime Minister's Address." In...
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