Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Media Clippings
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Back in November of 2005, The New York Times ran an article about fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, who had been, in the 1950s and '60s, one of the leading lights working at Harper's Bazaar, where her experimental black-and-white fashion images first appeared. However, as times and tastes changed, she fell into obscurity, and got to the point where she nearly...
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Melody Amsel-Arieli
The ax is about to fall. From July 1, Israelis must live within their bank overdrafts. Yes, overdrafts. Half of Israel maintains healthy overdrafts, withdrawing more money from their accounts than they deposit - and with the bank's blessing. In fact, banks routinely grant clients once, twice, even three times their monthly salaries in what amounts to standing loans. This...
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M.J. Rosenberg
At pretty much the same time that Secretary of State Rice and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert were discussing, during Olmert's Washington visit, the best means to weaken Hamas by strengthening Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the House of Representatives was overwhelmingly voting for a bill that, in the eyes of many in Israel and the United States, would prop Hamas...
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The 'Inconceivable' Misery of Displaced Gaza Jews I had just returned from Israel when I read Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "Why I'm Not Giving Up on Israel," May 25). At the end of our trip, we visited the "tent city" near Ashkelon that he mentioned in his piece. I agree with his characterization of the people there...
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The Begin Precedent Twenty-five years ago this week, the prime minister of Israel faced a wide-ranging dilemma. Menachem Begin was presented with evidence that an Iraqi nuclear reactor that might produce a weapon of mass destruction would soon be operational. He could have continued pursuing apparently fruitless diplomacy or waited in vain for a major power to act. Or he...
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