Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 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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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Ibrahim Issa and Sahar Zaki are going to prison for a year for the crime of telling the truth about President Hosni Mubarak. That's because the truth is no defense when the Egyptian dictator finds it embarrassing or insulting. Issa is the chief editor of Al-Dustour and Zaki a reporter on the opposition paper. Their accuracy wasn't refuted by the...
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Jack Rosen
There has been a flood of criticism of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in the United States in recent months. This shows a lack of understanding of the very real dangers that would face Pakistan and the world if he were to be removed. The Islamists in Pakistan are a well-armed and well-financed force that wields considerable influence within many parts...
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We all know about the epidemic of overscheduled children -- one of modern society's most well-documented ailments. But now an article in the Oct.15 New York magazine warns that the overscheduling -- and the overstimulation that goes with it -- is causing kids to lose at least an hour of sleep, and thereby setting their cognitive skills back by years...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Scholar Amitai Etzioni writes on www.huffingtonpost.com on Oct. 4 that the main accusation of The Israel Lobby thesis is not backed up by the data: "To those of us for whom the claim that the Israel lobby is all-powerful is neither a well-established truism nor an ugly piece of anti-Semitism, the evidence presented in support of this claim matters a...
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