Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
High School Text Presents Biased Portrait of Conflict In light of the recent series in the Jewish Exponent about the content of American educational materials about Islam and the Middle East ("Islam and Education," Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10), we thought your readers would be interested in an analysis of a current text by two retired social-studies teachers:...
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Cartoon Shouldn't Portray Fence as a Berlin Wall The Jewish Exponent is a place where you expect to see Arab anti-Israel propaganda exposed and countered, not perpetuated. But your editorial cartoon of Oct. 27 perpetuates the latest "big lie" to come out of the Middle East. Less than 10 percent of the security barrier that Israel is constructing is a...
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Attacks on Bush and the War Don't Make Sense Regarding recent letters on U.S. involvement in Iraq, I am dismayed by the ad hominum attacks on President Bush related to the war. We invaded Iraq for several reasons, only one of which was the belief that he had weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein was a highly unstable individual whose...
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Don't Be Fooled by the Petroleum-Soaked Carrot Even as a news junky who's been following the trail of Saudi cash for years, I was shocked at the extent it's been used to promote a whitewashed view of Islam to public-school kids. (Cover story: "Saudi Cash Paves Way for Public-School Bias," Oct. 27). Think about it: Every time you fill up...
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Why Should a Nominee's Religion Be Off-Limits? Jonathan Tobin writes: "The notion put forward by some less-guarded critics that John Roberts' stance as a faithful Catholic ought to be taken into consideration when voting on his nomination was both out of bounds and offensive" (A Matter of Opinion: "Religious Tests and the Court," Oct. 12). He's just plain wrong. Why...
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