Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

'Never Again' Was Never Far Away at Conference Phillip Rosen complains that at our recent conference, "Blowing the Whistle on Genocide" -- devoted to Josiah E. DuBois Jr., a non-Jewish official of the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940s -- "not one of the speakers ... saw the relevance of the past to the present" (Letters: "A Historical Comparison of...
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Azure, an intellectual quarterly out of Jerusalem, has established itself in about six years as an indispensable source of new ideas about Zionism, Israeli politics and Jewish culture. It's spring edition, No. 24, is typical of its concerns. In "The IDF and the Israeli Spirit," Moshe Yaalon, the former military chief of staff, considers what the editors call "the greatest...
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Anne Bayefsky
The credibility of the flagship of U.N. "reform" -- aka, the newly created Human Rights Council -- sunk during its very first session, which ended June 30. The deck chairs on the Titanic had simply been rearranged when the Council replaced the discredited Human Rights Commission. Serial human-rights abusers were elected members from the get-go. Nevertheless, the Bush administration's decision...
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Summer's in full swing, and no surer sign other than sweltering weather, shore traffic or the smell of a barbecue being fired up is the sight of young interns making their way into Center City office buildings. What could be more seasonal and more of a win-win proposition for all parties involved, right? The intern gets practical experience, and longtime...
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Believers in the future of accommodation with the Palestinians are a resilient lot
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Ever since the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush and others in his administration have drawn chortles for their predilection for punctuating every mention of Islam with the phrase reminding us that it is a "religion of peace." This is intended to disabuse those who wrongly think America's war on Islamist terrorists is aimed at all Muslims. It also seeks to...
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