Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Amitai Etzioni
During an off-the-record meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, one of President-elect Barack Obama's senior foreign-policy advisers stated that pushing a two-state solution on Israel and the Palestinians had to take place with great urgency. This was because it was seen as the best way to turn around the Middle East (which he defined as including Afghanistan and Pakistan)...
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For the past few months, it's been difficult for Americans to focus on anything but the economy. But events in Mumbai, India this past week should serve to remind us that our government has other purposes besides providing financial succor for failing capitalists. It's hardly a coincidence that in a teeming city of many millions, the Mumbai terrorists sought out...
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You Can Fool Some Jews Some of the Time ... Benjamin Balint's opinion piece ("Signs of Change Among Saudis Have Meaning All Their Own," Nov. 26) illustrates how easy it is to fool some Jews into mistaking Saudi hostility for a new relationship with the Jews. Is there any scam older than the enemy using the Trojan Horse to fool...
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By:
Judea Pearl
In the week preceding the Annapolis summit last year, Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat proclaimed, "The P.A. would never acknowledge Israel's Jewish identity," to which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reacted angrily with: "We won't hold negotiations on our existence as a Jewish state ... . Whoever does not accept this cannot hold any negotiations with me." In other...
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By:
Rafael Medoff
The recent Time magazine cover depicting Barack Obama as Franklin D. Roosevelt illustrated the widespread expectation that the new president intends to govern in the spirit of the New Deal. This perception has been reinforced by an Obama spokesman's confirmation that the president-elect is reading Jonathan Alter's book about Roosevelt's first hundred days, as well as Jean Edward Smith's biography,...
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