Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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David Kimche
The announcement of peace negotiations between Damascus and Jerusalem must be viewed against the backdrop of Syria's relations with Iran. Was the announcement coordinated with Tehran? Did it have Iran's blessing? Or should it be seen as an opening move by Damascus to weaken Iran's grip on Syria? Israelis naturally view Iran's danger to us principally through its efforts to...
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By:
Caroline Glick
Iran's man in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad, has just had the best week of his career as dictator. Everywhere he cast his gaze, he was greeted by massive victories. Most were courtesy of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his colleagues in Kadima, the Labor Party and Shas. On the morning of May 19, it was already clear that the...
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Media Clippings There are some writers I just can't get enough of, and I'll read anything they write, no matter the topic. Not long ago in this space, I professed my considerable admiration for Natalie Angier, who writes on science for The New York Times, and, in the past, I've praised another of these favorites, Daphne Merkin. She's been fairly...
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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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