Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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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Anti-Semitism Hits Home via Google
With growing anti-Semitism in Europe and in North America, the Jewish and pro-Israel communities are facing new challenges. Books like The Israel Lobby by academicians Stephen Walt and John J. Mearsheimer add significant fuel to the fire in terms of the U.S.-Israeli alliance and force us to take a more direct approach when we evaluate the facts. Recently, we have...
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