Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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Kenneth Stern
Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in many parts of the world on Jan. 27, thanks to a landmark 2005 U.N. General Assembly resolution designating that day. One might say, "It's about time," as it took 60 years for the United Nations to memorialize the Holocaust, or "perfect timing," given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ongoing public denial of the Holocaust, which...
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Effort to ban Israel's internal critics pits free speech against crisis of delegitimization
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It was one of those American Jewish dust-ups that play out along predictable lines and concluded with a predictable outcome. The left outrages the right, and the right responds in knee-jerk fashion by calling for banning the left from something that most people had never heard of. In the end, the left emerges with their right to speak triumphantly undiminished...
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Media Clippings
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I don't really understand the persistence of the end-of-the-year tradition of Top 10 lists. I find them worthless, for the most part, especially these days, when they seem like just another extension of the ga-ga celebrity culture, and not even a half-hearted attempt at separating the wheat from the chafe. Of course, I do understand why these lists of the...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Congressional Democrats planned to wrap up their 100 hours agenda with the introduction last week of an energy initiative raising royalties on federal oil and gas leases, and repealing some of the tax breaks the Bush administration and the Republican-led Congress gave the industry in 2004. Some will declare victory with passage of the energy bill. But it faces an...
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Sarah Honig
We'll call her Naima (though she anglicizes her name). She's my daughter's pen pal. They met on a LiveJournal Web site, and soon featured on each other's "friends" lists. Naima grew up in the United States, and was brought back to Jordan by her folks a year ago. Her dad is quite wealthy, and the family resides in a posh...
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