Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Morton A. Klein
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas -- labeled as a "moderate" by both Washington and the media -- spoke last week to a rally of Fatah supporters in Ramallah. His message was for Palestinians to stop killing each other. But rather than merely call for communal peace, he urged them to murder Israeli Jews instead. Abbas called for Palestinians to turn...
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Seymour D. Reich
The year 2006 closed with a myriad of hopeful signs for the most seemingly intractable of Middle East disputes. Egyptian, Jordanian and Saudi leaders are publicly promoting a peace process. Syria is interested in entering negotiations in order to alleviate international pressure, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and security spokesmen. The findings of the Joint Palestinian-Israeli Public Opinion Poll...
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Jewish Kids and Xmas Trees Just Don't Mix I was very grateful to read that the experts mentioned in "Kosher Christmas Trees?" (Religion & Ethics, Dec. 21) insisted that your best bet to raising Jewish children is not having a tree at holiday time. As a Jew raised by a Jewish mother and Christian father, I disagree with parents raising...
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New book shows U.S. involvement in the Middle East long preceded 'Israel lobby'
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In 1844, a biblical scholar and professor of Hebrew at New York University published a pamphlet urging the establishment of a Jewish state in the place then known as Palestine. The name of this early Zionist who argued for the recreation of Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel: George Bush. But the astonishing thing about this manifesto is not...
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Media Clippings
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It's not unusual at the end of the year for the large-circulation news weeklies to turn to religious subjects in advance of the holidays. Both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek did so in their Dec. 18 editions. The cover of U.S. News read: "In Search of the Real Jesus: New research questions whether he was more teacher than...
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