Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775

By:
Andre Oboler
The influence of the Internet on our lives is increasing. The online world allows the creation of a virtual reality that at times bears only passing resemblance to facts on the ground. The gap between reality and virtual reality is further exploited by political activists promoting what we term "replacement geography," a means of controlling the virtual representation of land...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Some obituaries hit you a little harder than others. When I say this, I'm not speaking of reading about the loss of a loved one, which can be devastating. I'm thinking of something more abstract, but with no less resonance. In this particular case, I'm speaking of the loss of a stranger, though someone not totally unknown, an...
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
Israel's cease-fire has managed to hold so far, which is something of a surprise. After all, this is a cease-fire few like -- especially in Israel. Some of the government officials who secured it wasted little time in saying that they did not expect it to last and that, when it did collapse, Israel would launch its long-deferred invasion of...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The battle for Jewish votes in this fall's presidential campaign could center on two U.S. senators who once were allies, but now are in opposing camps. Both have seen their own presidential ambitions quashed, but are being mentioned for vice president. Sen. Joseph Lieberman calls himself an Independent after a career as a Democrat. But, at least as far as...
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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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