Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
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Michael Freund
Oct. 15 marked precisely two years since Palestinian terrorists blew up a U.S. diplomatic convoy in Gaza, killing three Americans and injuring one. In the intervening period, the Palestinian Authority - first under Yasser Arafat, and now with Mahmoud Abbas at the helm - has repeatedly refused to punish the perpetrators, preferring instead to allow those who killed Americans to...
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Douglas Bloomfield
To no one's surprise, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, visiting Washington last week, demanded that Israel freeze all settlement construction. George W. Bush was in full agreement. In a joint Rose Garden appearance following their hourlong Oval Office meeting, President Bush declared, "Israel must remove unauthorized outposts and stop settlement expansion," as called for in the peace plan. Yet he has...
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These days, New York magazine seems to morph into a new publication with every third or fourth issue. The editors, who pride themselves on keeping ahead of the curve in terms of trends would probably love hearing this observation; I, however, don't consider it praise. In fact, I find these periodic transformations baffling. I'd like to tell the people in...
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Historian Benny Morris writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Oct. 20 that an official Palestinian atlas is a compendium of lies: "Atlases are never as neutral as they seem. Buried deep in this giant handsome [Atlas of Palestine 1948: Reconstructing Palestine by Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society] is a statement of purpose: 'Firstly, the obliteration of...
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Planner's Persepective with Howard Silverman
This bimonthly column, written by members of the Estate Planners Advisory Committee of the Federation Endowments Corporation, offers advice on insurance, estate, tax and investment planning opportunities to help both you and the community. Did you know that life insurance can be a great tool to support your favorite charity? For the committed donor, the question is: "How can I...
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