Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

Web Group Stands Guilty as Charged on Speech Jonathan Tobin wrote again about the danger to the Democratic Party from MoveOn.org (A Matter of Opinion: "Democrats Must Decide," Nov. 2). The group was defended in the same issue of the Jewish Exponent in a full-page advertisement sponsored by the Jewish Funds for Justice. MoveOn.org knowingly allows its Action Forum to...
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The General Assembly of Jewish Federations in North America met this week in Los Angeles. But as is often the case with such gatherings, the one item that makes a headline usually has something to do with an Israeli saying something silly. The latest victim of hoof-in-mouth disease was Jewish Agency chair Zeev Bielski, who managed to raise hackles by...
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Pundits are saying that one consequence of last week's congressional elections will be that John Bolton, America's ambassador to the United Nations, will once again be denied confirmation by the U.S. Senate. But that's only half-true. Many Democrats opposed Bolton and some, like Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), deserve much of the blame for this. But Bolton's chance for a permanent...
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Are There No Moral Barometers on Campus?
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Asaf Romirowsky
Critic Edward Alexander, in his latest book -- co-authored with Paul Bogdanor and titled The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders -- writes that "Hitler's professors were the first to make anti-Semitism both academically respectable and complicit in murder. They have now been succeeded by [Yasser] Arafat's professors: not only the boycotters, not only the advocates of suicide bombings,...
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By:
Elliot Jager
On those mornings when I take a bus from my Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot to my office on the other side of town, I always scan fellow passengers, checking for would-be suicide bombers. Several years ago, a colleague found himself sharing a ride with a randy "martyr" on his way to collect 70 virgins. Perhaps that's why I found myself...
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