Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

An Incomplete, Harmful Picture of a Serious Issue We write to express our disappointment with the Jewish Exponent's cover story on the decision by Beth David Reform Congregation to disinvite a Muslim speaker, Iftekhar Hussain ("Riding Rough Tide of Muslim Relations," Feb. 10). The article reported that the decision was related to the speaker's connection with CAIR, the Council on...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Despite his frequent threats to quit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas doesn't want to be tossed onto history's garbage heap with the rulers of Egypt and Tunisia, so he decided over the weekend to shuffle his Cabinet and schedule long-postponed elections. Along the way, he also lost his chief peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, a 20-year veteran of verbal sparring with the...
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
It is a shocking contrast: When Iranians protested an American enemy -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime -- President Barack Obama said nothing for days and refused to intervene. Now, when Egyptians protested an American ally -- Hosni Mubarak's regime -- Obama quickly and forcefully intervened, calling for the man's resignation, which has now occurred. We are fully aware that Mubarak has...
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The front page of the Feb. 14, 1986 Jewish Exponent said it all: A full-page photo of Natan Sharansky with a red block stamped across the bottom proclaiming that the world's most famous prisoner of conscience was "Released From Soviet Prison." Just three days earlier, the man then known as Anatoly Shcharansky had walked across the bridge linking East and...
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Daniel Pipes
With anti-regime demonstrations raging in Egypt, and the possibility of a new government led by or involving the Muslim Brotherhood, many are asking whether Islam is compatible with democracy? The answer is yes, it potentially is, but it will take much hard work to make this happen. Present realities are far from encouraging, for tyranny disproportionately afflicts Muslim-majority countries. Swarthmore...
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