Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

There's little doubt that as President Bush addressed the country and Congress this week to give them his constitutionally mandated State of the Union speech that the war in Iraq was much on the minds of his listeners. But while Americans debate the consequences of further involvement or withdrawal in that country, other Middle East problems are also competing for...
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By:
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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By:
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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Rabbi Opened Himself Up to Critical Commentary I 'd like to know how Anti-Defamation League regional director Barry Morrison can claim that cartoonist Tom Stiglich "got his facts wrong" (City & Suburb: "Cartoon Riles Readers and Officials," Jan. 4). As quoted in your story, Morrison said that Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky simply wanted to add a menorah to the holiday decorations...
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Cabinet Symbolism The appointment of an Israeli Arab to a post in Israel's Cabinet has provoked a predictable controversy on both the left and the right. Raleb Majadele -- slated to become the nation's new minister of science, culture and sport -- is not the first non-Jew to serve in such a post. Salah Tarif, an Israeli Druze who briefly...
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