Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Michael Matza finishes his five-year stint this month as The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jerusalem-based correspondent and returns home. The Arab war against Israel has to be one of the more difficult beats for any journalist to cover. Israel and the disputed territories attract interest and media coverage far out of proportion to their small size and population. Most Americans are shocked...
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Media Clippings
The fate of books as we know them has been in the news lately, especially in The New York Times, which has a vested interest in their future for obvious reasons (the health of its book review, of course, and by extension, the pages of ads that fill it). The newspaper has rightly dedicated considerable space to the issue. First,...
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By:
Mitchell G. Bard
People often say that the Middle East is too unpredictable. Really? Consider that the Palestinians have been bombarding Israel on almost a daily basis for the last 10 months since the disengagement from Gaza, and not a single resolution of condemnation was proposed at the United Nations. The European Union did not express outrage, and the United States did not...
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
It was the late Yitzhak Rabin's worst nightmare. Israel is under attack from terrorists based in Lebanon, with Syria and Iran backing the aggression. On top of that, it remains in a state of war with the Palestinians. This is precisely the situation Rabin strived mightily to prevent by embarking on the diplomatic process with the Palestinians. In 1993, when...
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Don't Confuse Pro-Peace Moderates With Radicals Jonathan Tobin is quick to ascribe beliefs, motives and objectives to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, which is simply right-wing wishful thinking (A Matter of Opinion: "The Real Religion of Peace," July 6). Tobin's attempt to make sense of a peace movement he has never understood ascribes a blind-faith, Ghandi-like passive resistance to anyone who won't...
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