Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Ibrahim Issa and Sahar Zaki are going to prison for a year for the crime of telling the truth about President Hosni Mubarak. That's because the truth is no defense when the Egyptian dictator finds it embarrassing or insulting. Issa is the chief editor of Al-Dustour and Zaki a reporter on the opposition paper. Their accuracy wasn't refuted by the...
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Is it possible to condemn genocide without helping to lay the foundation for another catastrophe? That's the difficulty faced by those who are debating the wisdom of a congressional resolution condemning the massacre of Armenians by Turkey during World War I. Jews are sensitive to the grief that Armenians feel over the mass murder of their people, as well as...
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The declaration of a mistrial in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation in a Dallas federal court this week was a blow to the government's effort to rein in supporters of Islamist terror abroad who raise funds for their efforts on U.S. shores. Holy Land was founded by Hamas supporters and channeled funds to "charitable" groups that served as...
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Taking Pride in Jews Who Serve in the Military Finally, we have something in print about Jewish people who serve the nation that we can be proud of (Cover story: "Philadelphia Native Sails Navy's 'Truman' Into Action," Oct. 18) and (A Matter of Opinion: "America's Silver Platter," Oct. 18). Jonathan Tobin hit two home runs. The country needs reminding that...
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Bestseller turned into cinematic disaster perpetuates muddled-headed myths
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History has always had a tough time at the movies. From the earliest days of Hollywood, epic biopics depicting the lives of figures out of the history books have often had little resemblance to the actual events depicted. Though much about the movies has changed since MGM and its competitors were bowdlerizing the complex lives of the famous into simple...
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