Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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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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New book shows U.S. involvement in the Middle East long preceded 'Israel lobby'
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In 1844, a biblical scholar and professor of Hebrew at New York University published a pamphlet urging the establishment of a Jewish state in the place then known as Palestine. The name of this early Zionist who argued for the recreation of Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel: George Bush. But the astonishing thing about this manifesto is not...
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Jeffrey Herf
On March 29, 2006, a group of British intellectuals posted "The Euston Manifesto" at www.eustonmanifesto.org . Evoking the traditions of the anti-fascist and anti-totalitarian democratic Left, they defended liberal democracy and Enlightenment values while denouncing anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and the radical Islam that inspired it. They called for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This past August, a group...
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Jonathan Rosenblum
Saddam Hussein's death by hanging came too late to provide much satisfaction -- too late for the hundreds of thousands of human beings killed on his orders -- hundreds at his own hands. The taking of his miserable life can neither bring back the lives he so callously snuffed out nor compensate for them. Still, there was rejoicing at the...
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It's not unusual at the end of the year for the large-circulation news weeklies to turn to religious subjects in advance of the holidays. Both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek did so in their Dec. 18 editions. The cover of U.S. News read: "In Search of the Real Jesus: New research questions whether he was more teacher than...
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