Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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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Why Sympathetic About Something So Lethal? Though the Jewish Exponent typically is a stalwart defender of the Jewish state, I wish to take exception with the clearly sympathetic tone of the portrayal of the recent visit to Israel of Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer to Israel in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency report you published (Israel & Mideast: "In Israel, 'Lobby'...
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Media Clippings Though you may never have heard of it, Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal has hit its 25th year and, appropriately, has put out a special issue to celebrate. Shirim appears semi-annually out of Long Beach, Calif., and is edited by Marc Dworkin. It has an informal look to it, with a distinct whiff of the countercultural ethic of...
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As is the case with just about every policy dilemma facing the State of Israel, the best that can be said for the decision to accept a truce with Hamas is that it is the least-bad option currently available to a beleaguered government. The cease-fire along the border with Gaza will never be confused for anything that resembles real peace...
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Don't Expect Force to Fix Complex Political Crises Letter writer Sidney R. Goldstein attempted to refute Sen. Barack Obama's assertion that President John F. Kennedy negotiated with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev over the Cuban missile crisis (Letters: "Remember: Force Ended the Cuban Missile Crisis," June 5). Goldstein asserts that "JKF never dealt with -- let alone negotiated with -- the...
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