Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Some obituaries hit you a little harder than others. When I say this, I'm not speaking of reading about the loss of a loved one, which can be devastating. I'm thinking of something more abstract, but with no less resonance. In this particular case, I'm speaking of the loss of a stranger, though someone not totally unknown, an...
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By:
Andre Oboler
The influence of the Internet on our lives is increasing. The online world allows the creation of a virtual reality that at times bears only passing resemblance to facts on the ground. The gap between reality and virtual reality is further exploited by political activists promoting what we term "replacement geography," a means of controlling the virtual representation of land...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Hamas celebrated its first anniversary of power in the Gaza Strip amidst massive misinterpretations regarding the situation there. Ironically, Hamas' victory and survival have less to do with Israel than the rotten strategy of the late Yasser Arafat. He ruled the Palestinian movement for 35 years by establishing a weak, anarchic, corrupt and factionalized structure, which he played like a...
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Given the determination of the Islamist regime that rules Iran to develop nuclear capability, many Americans feel helpless to do anything about the possibility that Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will have access to weapons that could make good on his threats to annihilate Israel. But we aren't helpless. While there are no guarantees that anything short of military force will stop...
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The opinions of State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Disttrict 12) are rarely of interest to those who are not part of his Western Pennsylvania constituency. But Metcalfe's remarks during the discussion of a meaningless State House resolution recognizing the gathering of a religious minority showed just low some of the denizens of the Harrisburg legislature can sink. Metcalfe rose to oppose...
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