Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Congress Was Receptive to Peace-Group Advocacy We at Brit Tzedek v'Shalom -- the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace -- were very happy to see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article covering our recent National Advocacy Days (Nation & World: "Despite Relatively Bleak Prospects, Group Pushes for Peace Talks," July 6). As the article related, our message of a negotiated two-state...
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Quite Proportionate! The most frequently heard criticism of Israel's attempts to defend itself against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon is that it's using "disproportionate" force. The notion that terrorist forces ensconced along the Jewish state's borders should have the right to kill, kidnap, and rain down death and destruction on Israeli towns and cities without facing the full force available at...
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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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