Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

The spectacle of a border fence being pulled down as a population streams over its ruins inspires memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the farce enacted along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip last week is anything but a liberation play. The plight of Gaza's inhabitants is dire, but if it is, as they say, a "prison,"...
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Coming as it did during the week that the world observes the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the death of Miles Lerman was an apt reminder of what the survivors of the Holocaust have accomplished. Lerman, who passed away at the age of 88, was a native of Poland who escaped his Nazi captors and fought as a partisan...
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Stressing Over Past Bias: It's a Futile Exercise Bertha Chirlin Roth's letter "Another Local Resident Declined Christian Bible" merits a reply (Letters, Jan. 17). What is it you would have had Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts reply to you when you wrote him of the religious intolerance you experienced in school 69 years ago? Would a written apology from him...
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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Nearing his 80th year, more than a decade removed from his pulpit as editor of Commentary magazine, Norman Podhoretz signed on this past fall as a foreign-policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani. It is an endeavor that can only leave the "World War IV" monger Podhoretz looking irrelevant as the Giuliani bandwagon rapidly loses its wheels. You...
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By:
Elliot Jager
It's been hard for Israel to rid itself of the Gaza Strip and its 1.3 million Palestinian Arab inhabitants. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin tried to convince Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to take Gaza in 1979, when Israel turned over the Sinai Peninsula as part of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. No thanks, said Sadat, though Egypt had occupied the strip...
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