Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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Jonathan Rosenblum
Israel's wars tend to bring anti-Semites out into the open, and the current one is no exception. What is interesting, however, is the degree to which anti-Semitism has migrated from its traditional haunts. One still finds traces of the older Jew-hatred among Catholic traditionalists like actor Mel Gibson and pundit Pat Buchanan. But more fascinating is the social acceptability of...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn M.D.
Israel's battle with Iranian-backed Hezbollah has produced numerous opportunities for media commentary. A Reuters' photographer has been fired for altering images, and much has been made of efforts by Hezbollah to manipulate the coverage from territory they control. Photographers are escorted and supervised in areas of damage, with evidence suggesting that some of these events are stage-managed to facilitate news...
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Media Cl​ippings
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I've just caught up with one of the cleverest pieces I've read in months, Louis Menand's "Talk of the Town" article in the June 26 New Yorker about cell-phone ring tones and what they say about aging ears. It seems there's a certain sound that can't be heard by most of those over 20. As Menand explained it, "the tone...
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By:
Frimet Roth
With war raging against Hezbollah, it's easy to overlook Israel's other threat. The events five years ago provide a stark reminder of the enemy across our southern border: Hamas. On Aug. 9, 2001, two Palestinian Arabs, Izzadin al-Masri, the 22-year-old son of a well-to-do restaurateur, and Ahlam Tamimi, a 20-year-old university student and part-time journalist, set out. Hamas had trained...
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By:
Uriel Palti
This has been a difficult time for all of us, both in Israel, and in the greater Philadelphia area. On Aug. 1, we learned of the death of First Sgt. Michael Levin, a Philadelphia native who was heroically killed in battle with Hezbollah in Aita al-Sha'ab in Lebanon. In each generation stand the heroes of the Jewish people and the...
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