Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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Elliot Jager
Hamas literally exploded onto the public consciousness in March 1996 with a series of bus bombings that slaughtered nearly 60 Israelis. Today, it is eager to participate in the democratic process, and Israel is threatening to put every possible obstacle in its path. What a spoilsport! At first glance, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's remarks last week in New York -...
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The implosion of Israel's leading party will have consequences for the U.S. alliance
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According to the Israeli media, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had more on his mind in New York last week than just speaking at the United Nations. After addressing the world body in Hebrew, Sharon switched to English to schmooze a group of wealthy American Jews, who attended a private event that was a thinly veiled fundraiser for the premier's coming...
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By:
Gerald M. Steinberg
In addition to the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, four years have also passed since Durban, South Africa — the U.N.-sponsored World Conference on Racism — took place in September 2001. And just as Osama bin Laden’s ideology was the foundation for Al Qaeda, in a sense, Durban provided the political foundation for a Palestinian onslaught already...
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What would happen if mosques were burned - and other silly questions
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Several years ago before I came to Philadelphia, I accompanied the former governor of Connecticut on his first trip to Israel. In my journalistic capacity, I tagged along as John Rowland, then considered an up-and-coming star of the Republican Party, was schlepped around Jerusalem on a whirlwind tour conducted by guides from Israel's foreign ministry. But as we were winding...
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Those of us concerned about how books get published and how reputations are molded were offered more than a glimpse into such literary machinations in the Aug. 22 New York magazine, which ran an article titled "Don't Hate Him Because He's Good-Looking, Privileged, Impeccably Connected and About to Publish His Second Novel." The "him" they were referring to was Nick...
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