Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

By:
Douglas Bloomfield
The Middle East is in for another round of pseudo-diplomacy as the Arab League prepares to send a delegation to Israel that is something less than its "historic" billing in the media. Of course, nobody takes this very seriously because they know nothing will come of it. The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers are making another trip to Israel --...
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By:
David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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Fear About Iran Won't Change Political Equation Jonathan S. Tobin is right about one thing: The overwhelming majority of Jews will vote for the Democrats next year (A Matter of Opinion: "Pandering Won't Be Enough," July 5). The reason is that they want a president and a Congress that will pull us out of a disastrous war in Iraq and...
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The inauguration of a new president of Israel last week was filled with symbolism. The election of Shimon Peres, a man who has served his country in virtually every possible manner over the last six decades, is an appropriate end point to a long and distinguished career. There are those who will always deride Peres for his undimmed support for...
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