Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Evelyn Gordon
Middle East peace talks rest on a fundamental delusion: that most Palestinians truly want an independent state alongside Israel. Granted, polls have repeatedly shown a majority among Palestinians for this proposition. The majority may be razor-thin (the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center's latest poll put it at 51.1 percent), but it exists. Yet those who seize on this as proof...
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By:
Naomi Chazan
The upcoming peace conference in Annapolis, Md., is unleashing a spate of emotions, ranging from euphoria, enthusiasm, wariness and aversion to downright paranoia. Those who want to see it happen fear its failure; those who oppose it dread that it will take place. And skeptics, steeped in the lessons of past experience, doubt its utility. These contradictory responses share a...
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Coulter and Evangelicals Need to Study Their Bible Ann Coulter's point -- that Jews need to be perfected by accepting Jesus -- simply articulated what evangelical Christians believe in their hearts, but avoid stating in order to make their message more palatable (Editorial: "Coulter Culture Shock," Oct. 18). By saying Jews need to be perfected, she is replacing the word...
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As the years pass, the open wound in the collective Jewish heart that was created by the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin has begun to heal. Though the murder of a prime minister because of his peace policies illustrated the tremendous division in Israeli society, for most Jews, Rabin's death represents a bright red line against communal violence that none should...
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Last week in this space, the discussion centered on overscheduled young people not getting enough sleep at night, and how the loss of an hour of rest has begun to affect their cognitive development. This week, the discussion turns to the "colic conundrum," suffering babies whose discomfort tends to keep their parents awake most nights, thereby possibly retarding their cognitive...
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