Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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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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Earmark reform, energy, tax issues point out contradictions in groups' stands
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For most Jewish groups and their supporters, the results of last November's congressional elections was a dream come true. With the Democrats ending the Republicans' 12-year-reign on Capitol Hill, there was no question that most of mainstream liberal Jewish organizations were going to be lining up behind the new agenda. The "100 hours" plan put forward by new House Speaker...
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Media Clippings
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Last week, I wrote about an established holiday tradition: The practice among the large newsweeklies of turning to religious subjects at the end of the year, and often considering the "real" or "historic" Jesus, which generally means an examination of his Jewish roots. But it seems there was another holiday convention going on, also journalistic, but much newer -- and...
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The offensive against pro-Israel voices finds a target in the ADL'S autocrat
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He is one of the strongest personalities in an American Jewish world that has no shortage of outsized egos. To know him is not always to admire, let alone love him. But there is no denying that Abe Foxman, the longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, has a unique place in the political culture of this country. Whether it is...
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Morton A. Klein
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas -- labeled as a "moderate" by both Washington and the media -- spoke last week to a rally of Fatah supporters in Ramallah. His message was for Palestinians to stop killing each other. But rather than merely call for communal peace, he urged them to murder Israeli Jews instead. Abbas called for Palestinians to turn...
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