Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

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Douglas M. Bloomfield
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem - hey, that's politics. This month, President Bush, for the 10th time, signed a waiver delaying a congressional mandate to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event will go largely unnoticed, even in this highly charged election season. But not if Dick Hellman, head of the Christians' Israel...
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Gaza beach explosion once again exposes media sloppiness and bias
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When an explosion on a Gaza beach killed several Palestinians earlier this month, the international media didn't pause to think, research or ask questions about the incident. They simply jumped. On Israel. As a picture of a Palestinian girl grieving over the corpse of a dead relative spread around the world and onto the front pages of newspapers like The...
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The expected shift by the Presbyterian Church USA this week away from an extreme anti-Israel position is significant for a number of reasons. The General Assembly of the church is expected to vote this week to sidestep support for divestment from Israel and to alter its position from one of outright hostility to the Jewish state to neutrality. A compromise...
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Left-Right Battle in D.C. By No Means a Fair Fight The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's coverage of the advocacy by different Jewish groups - both for and against HR 4861 - made it appear that peace advocates (Americans for Peace Now, and Brit Tzedek v'Shalom) were lobbying Congress, not because of their own policy, but just to oppose the well-funded professional...
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Media Watch
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John Cohn, M.D.
The week of June 4 was a good week for the United States and Iraqis attempting to bring a halt to the carnage wracking that nation. On June 8, two laser guided American 550 pound bombs found their target, bringing to an end Musab al Zarqawi's life. As The New York Times observed, "It is good news for Washington, and...
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