Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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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The decision by the Democratic caucus of the United States Senate not to remove Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I.-Conn.) from his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee was a welcome sign of reconciliation in the aftermath of the election. Only eight years ago, Lieberman was the Democrats' candidate for vice president. But fate had something else in store for him and,...
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