Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Jeffrey Herf
On March 29, 2006, a group of British intellectuals posted "The Euston Manifesto" at www.eustonmanifesto.org . Evoking the traditions of the anti-fascist and anti-totalitarian democratic Left, they defended liberal democracy and Enlightenment values while denouncing anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and the radical Islam that inspired it. They called for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This past August, a group...
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New book shows U.S. involvement in the Middle East long preceded 'Israel lobby'
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In 1844, a biblical scholar and professor of Hebrew at New York University published a pamphlet urging the establishment of a Jewish state in the place then known as Palestine. The name of this early Zionist who argued for the recreation of Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel: George Bush. But the astonishing thing about this manifesto is not...
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Media Clippings
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It's not unusual at the end of the year for the large-circulation news weeklies to turn to religious subjects in advance of the holidays. Both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek did so in their Dec. 18 editions. The cover of U.S. News read: "In Search of the Real Jesus: New research questions whether he was more teacher than...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
It wasn't surprising to read the Christmas coverage from Bethlehem. Christians living under Arab rule have difficulties all year round, not just on Christmas. Yet, most of the year, Christians ignore the problems their coreligionists face. An NBC Nightly News' reporter cited three causes for this year's gloom: fighting among Palestinian factions, Israel's security barrier, and international sanctions against the...
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Media Clippings
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I can't remember the last time the Sunday travel section of The New York Times considered Israel as a destination for intrepid tourists. It was definitely years ago, perhaps in the 1990s sometime, once the Oslo Accords had been signed and the world seemed to ease up on Israel a little. In fact, I can count on the fingers of...
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