Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
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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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Media Clippings
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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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Saddam's words and Arafat document illustrate the distorted visions of a region
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Two seemingly unrelated events in the waning days and hours of 2006 pretty much summed up everything you need to know about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Their meaning can be characterized simply: The Arab world's obsession with eradicating the State of Israel and the West's willingness to deceive itself about the character of Arab leaders and their intentions both are based...
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By:
Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cabinet have found a unique way to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Id al-Adha, the "Festival of the Sacrifice," that commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son. But instead of slaughtering lambs or goats, as millions of Muslims throughout the world do, Israel's leaders were prepared to sacrifice the lives of countless...
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Larry Derfner
Neither I nor anybody else knows how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian dilema -- the dual, interlocking problems of Palestinian terror and Israeli occupation. It seems the three approaches Israel has tried -- military force, negotiations and unilateral withdrawal -- have all failed. It seems the best we can do, until some miracle appears, is try to "manage the conflict." And...
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