Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

By:
Stu Goldman
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The rising tension in the Palestinian territories between Hamas and Fatah is giving hope to some Middle East observers. The notion is that if the Fatah "moderates" are finally ready to challenge the Hamas "extremists," then there's a possibility that Palestinians will embrace peace. If only it were that simple. First, despite the call for new elections by Palestinian Authority...
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Who Supports Carter's Habitat for Humanity? I appreciated Jonathan Tobin's column about Jimmy Carter (A Matter of Opinion: "What's the Matter With Jimmy?" Dec. 7), but was surprised that he neglected to point out a frequently reported fact about Carter's favorite program, Habitat for Humanity. The funding for this program, which is itself a worthy cause, has come largely from...
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By:
Alan Dershowitz
Not surprisingly, in his final case -- on the legitimacy of targeted assassinations of Palestinian terrorists -- recently retired Chief Justice of Israel's Supreme Court Aharon Barak arrived at just the sort of Solomonic compromise for which he is famous. According to the unanimous panel's ruling, Israel may preemptively target and kill terrorists, but it may not kill former terrorists...
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By:
Alan Luxenberg
It is by now a commonplace to lament the significant drop-out rate from Hebrew school following the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Unfortunately, a majority of Jewish students will enter college -- now reputed to be a place of widespread hostility toward the State of Israel -- with no formal Jewish education beyond seventh or eighth grade. What understanding...
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