Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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Media Clippings Back in the good old days -- meaning 25 years or so ago -- there was a wonderful Jewish magazine called Present Tense, which was published by the American Jewish Committee, the same people who (still) put out Commentary. When Norman Podhoretz took over at the helm of Commentary, he turned it so far to the right that...
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Joseph Smukler
With the rapid rise of anti-Semitism around the world, and a growing list of Islamic governments and Muslim extremists actively sponsoring it, strong words from the leader of the Catholic Church are necessary. So when Pope Benedict XVI denounced all forms of anti-Semitism, he added a powerful and important voice to our fight against this old and very ugly form...
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Evelyn Gordon
If there's one thing at which the Palestinians excel, it is public relations. With their elected government ostracized by the West, their task would seem daunting. Yet despite this handicap, they have successfully diverted Western attention for months from two embarrassing questions. The first relates to money. In recent months, the media has been filled with dire reports about the...
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Are There No Moral Barometers on Campus?
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Asaf Romirowsky
Critic Edward Alexander, in his latest book -- co-authored with Paul Bogdanor and titled The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders -- writes that "Hitler's professors were the first to make anti-Semitism both academically respectable and complicit in murder. They have now been succeeded by [Yasser] Arafat's professors: not only the boycotters, not only the advocates of suicide bombings,...
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Douglas Bloomfield
With his approval ratings sinking to Nixonian lows and voters punishing congressional Republicans for his Iraq war policy, George W. Bush has barely two years left to rescue his presidency and shape his legacy. The self-described uniter turned out to be a divider -- big time -- even within his own party, dragging it to defeat. But it's possible that...
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