Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Plan at the Polls Worked Out Too Well: Egypt's Dictator Outwitted Himself Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.WashingtonPost.com ) on Dec. 5 that the Egyptian government's election fraud backfired: "Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a former general, practices politics with...
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One reading experience I truly enjoy is perusing a magazine I think I know, and then stumbling upon an article that cuts completely across the grain. Such was the case with the December issue of Harper's Bazaar . Scads of beautiful women - decked out in some of the world's most fabulous fashions - had been gathered together, with commensurately...
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Senate icon is the last, best hope for bi-partisan support for U.S. victory in Iraq
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If there's anyone in this country who has a right to hold a grudge against George W. Bush, it's Joe Lieberman, Connecticut's junior Democrat in the U.S. Senate. After all, Lieberman was almost certain that he was going to be inaugurated as America's first Jewish vice president back in January 2001. He certainly came close enough to victory, but along...
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Robert M. Heller and Rabbi Eric Yoffie
The discussion and debate that preceded the introduction of the resolution on the Iraq war at the recent convention of the Union for Reform Judaism were intense, befitting the magnitude of the subject. In the end, the resolution - the first by any major Jewish organization (and among the first by any American religious movement) to explicitly speak to our...
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