Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

The onset of spring brings the inevitable stream of walks, runs and races -- all for good causes. Now comes a new kid on the block that is worth coming out for this weekend: the Anti-Defamation League's inaugural Walk Against Hate. The 5K walk in Philadelphia ( www.walkagainsthate.org ) is more than just a fundraiser for an organization that needs...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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By:
Jonathan Schanzer
While most of the world celebrates the U.S. military operation that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the sentiment is not unanimous. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has condemned the United States, accusing Washington of assassinating a "Muslim and Arabic warrior," and the "continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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Amid a turbulent week of news, it might be easy to forget that Israel will be celebrating 63 years of independence next week. That would be a shandah. Unfortunately, the hostility of the neighborhood hasn't changed much since Israel declared itself a state on May 14, 1948. In fact, the current turmoil in the Arab world appears more threatening to...
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