Thursday, March 26, 2015 Nisan 6, 5775
Congressional fight over Turkish genocide of Armenians puts Jews in a difficult spot
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If you had the choice between telling the truth about 20th-century genocide -- and thereby alienating a contemporary strategic ally of the United States and Israel -- or ignoring or downplaying the genocide and keeping the ally happy, which would you do? Is this just an interesting hypothetical for grad students in ethics or philosophy to chew on? No. It...
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Julius Berman
Reports about the Claims Conference that included numerous errors and inaccuracies, many of them repetitive of ancient shibboleths that have not reflected the realities of the Claims Conference for many years have been widely published. Here is the truth: Contrary to those assertions, the Claims Conference is entirely transparent. Every year, it is subject to an audit by Ernst &...
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Amon Rubenstein
It is sad that Gilad, Udi and Eldad were missing from the Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev family seders this year. Not only their families, but all of Israeli society felt their absence. Our lives continue normally, but the abduction of our soldiers and the lack of information about their fate touches each and every one of us. Moreover, the refusal...
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Media Clippings
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What do you do when your child simply marches to a different drummer? Do you try to straightjacket him -- metaphorically speaking -- make him conform to the rules until he learns how to "succeed" in school and eventually in society? Or do you encourage him go his own way, and let the pieces fall where they may? I'm not...
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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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