Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity'
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Some 31/2 years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom...
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Earlier this month, federal authorities raided the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the nation, arresting nearly 400 illegal aliens working at the Agriprocessors plant, including some juveniles. Allegations about abuse and failure to compensate workers have since been raised. Agriprocessors, which provides meat for many kosher brands sold across the country, has no one but itself to blame. Under fire in...
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The news that Israel is again negotiating with Syria via a Turkish mediator with the goal of achieving a peace treaty with its longtime antagonist set off a predictable noisy debate in Israel and elsewhere. While proponents of trading the Golan Heights for an offer of peace with Syria are happy about the renewed contacts, opponents are dismayed about the...
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Just a little over a month ago, I used this space to dissect the revised Atlantic monthly magazine, now that it's left it's longtime perch in Boston and has been trying to reposition itself in Washington, D.C., with an eye, its editors readily acknowledge, to becoming more of a player on the political scene. My focus back then was the...
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Dems cry foul at Bush rhetoric on terror, but will either party do more than talk?
By:
Jonathan Tobin
Not long before President Bush delivered a speech to Israel's Knesset last week celebrating that nation's 60th anniversary, the residents of the Jewish state's southern city of Ashkelon received a different sort of greeting. An Iranian-made Grad model Katyusha rocket crashed into a mall in the city of more than 100,000, wounding four persons while several dozen others were treated...
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