Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

By:
Amy Friedkin and Larry Weinberg
Recently, Maxim, a U.S. mens' magazine with a monthly circulation of more than 2,000,000 subscribers, published a story featuring beautiful young Israeli women in revealing outfits and provocative poses. If it accomplished nothing else, it shattered Maxim's readers' preconceived notions about Israel, and left them curious or at least open to new information about Israel. Media in both the United...
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Treating terrorists as morally equivalent to their foes taints film on Pearl murder
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
When Islamist radicals commit an act of anti-Western terror, what follows is always a given. Along with the details of the plot comes an almost ritualistic denial that a particular branch of a faith is at the root of the incident. This was the case in the days following the recent attempted terror bombing of the Glasgow airport and the...
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The news that Pope Benedict XVI has authorized a wider use of a previously discarded version of the Latin mass has set off a storm of criticism among interfaith groups, especially Jews. The reasons for this should be easy for the pope to understand. The service -- known as the Tridentine mass -- was discarded for use in the Catholic...
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Too Much Bare Flesh Won't Distract Diplomats Jonathan Tobin should lighten up. The time and effort spent by Israeli diplomats on Gal Gadot and other models for Maxim magazine is not going to diminish the serious work of proving our historical rights versus Palestinian demands (A Matter of Opinion: "Sexy Ladies Won't Sell a State," June 28). Israel's leaders may...
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Media Watch
In mid-June, the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, seized control of Gaza in a bloody conflict with their Fatah rivals. The New York Times placed the death toll at 120 for the first days of fighting, while The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that intra-Palestinian violence has taken more than 600 lives since the Palestinians' 2006 elections. In much of...
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