Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
By:
Larry Derfner
Cab drivers, divorced fathers, feminists, environmentalists, the bankrupt and various other Israeli groups have banded together over the years to advance their overriding common interest by running for the Knesset. But unless you count Agudat Yisrael (Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox) and Shas (Sephardi ultra-Orthodox), no demographic or identity group running on behalf of an apolitical cause has ever emerged a resounding success,...
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Media Watch
By:
John Cohn, MD
No journalist would consider it appropriate to be even-handed in describing the murder of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of several million in Darfur, but moral equivalence has become the mantra for reporting on Israel. This is seen in daily coverage, where territory is "occupied" rather than "disputed," or those who attack restaurants and buses are "militants," not "terrorists."...
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Media Clippings
I've often written about how I like old book stores and how much fun it is to run across something I've never known before. But I like best those used-book stores that keep old magazines lying about and offer those for sale as well. Without such a place, I would never have caught up with novelist Herbert Gold's tribute to...
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By:
Barry Rubin
At last, the ideal slogan for the Hamas government has been given us by one of the group's main leaders, Mahmoud Zahar, buried in a speech he gave at a rally in Damascus: "Palestine in its entirety is our land." Not much new there. But then he continued with a marvelous turn of phrase that explains the Hamas government and...
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Media Clippings
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0ne point that's only been touched upon in the massive brouhaha that blew up recently over Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's essay titled "The Israel Lobby" is where it first appeared. Don't get me wrong; many commentators mentioned that it was printed in The London Review of Books of March 23, but they simply left it at that. I imagine...
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