Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775

Vigilance on Campus: It's Actually Working to Israel's Advantage
By:
Mitchell Bard
The shouting down of Israel's ambassador at the University of California, Irvine, and the arrival of "Israel Apartheid Week" have yet again drawn attention to the situation on American college campuses. They have provoked the usual anxiety about anti-Semitism, the treatment of Israel and the attitudes of students. Typically, the reactions have been overheated and largely mistaken. Irvine was an...
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The Nature of Anti-Semitic Activities Leads to Misinformation
By:
Patrick Mascoe
It's that time of year again, when our institutions of higher learning take a week out of their busy schedules to celebrate anti-Semitism. Oh, I know it's officially called "Israel Apartheid Week," and it has been expanded to two weeks, but really, whatever you choose to call it, it's nothing short of absurd. Originally started in 2005 by the Arab...
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One step forward, two steps back. There's no other way to look at the planned resumption of indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Although it's true that direct talks haven't produced much progress in recent years, having U.S. envoy George Mitchell resort to Kissinger-style shuttle diplomacy is one more depressing sign that the current prospects for peace are dim...
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Modern Jewry Remains a Delicate Balancing Act Robert Leiter's article (Books & Writers: "Equal, Yet Different," March 4) about the tension between adapting to the majority culture in communities around the world, while also trying to preserve a unique Jewish religious identity, is a subject that has always fascinated me. It explains the peculiarities of American Judaism, in which we...
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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Learning. We do it every day. Every minute of every day. Yet as we get older, too many of us lose the joy of discovery, which, at its heart, is what learning is about. As a child, each new experience is a wonder. Some, like trying ice-cream for the first time or petting an animal, are fantastic. Others, like reaching...
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