Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Frustration on the right, cynicism on the left still trumped by a nation's ideals
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Last week columnist Joseph Farah told his readers on the Internet that "I give up on Israel." Farah, founder of the popular conservative WorldNetDaily. com site, is, as he puts it, of "Arabic descent," yet counts himself as one of "Israel's staunchest supporters." But Farah writes in a piece that has been widely circulated beyond his usual readership that he...
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Mixing Up Middle East Carrots and Sticks Last week's decision by the Bush administration to normalize relations with Libya must be regarded with mixed feelings by anyone who cares about the effort to eradicate terrorism. Under the rule of its eccentric and bloody-minded dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya has spent much of the last quarter-century as a key funder of international...
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Bishop Roy Almquist
There is no place in the world where people live constantly with pressure and fear the way they do in Israel and Palestine. Hardly a week goes by that there's not an incident or a governmental action that draws our attention there. You cannot visit Israel without having profound respect for the optimism of its people, who simply build for...
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Iran’s Demagogue: A Modern-Day Hitler! I am saddened when thinking about what must be going through the minds of survivors as they witness the rise of anti-Semitism throughout Europe once again (Editorial: “A Message of Life,” April 27). Today, it’s the violent actions of the Muslims that have Europeans cowering and willing to appease their large Muslim populations, which always...
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Advocacy Corner
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
It is a perverse human quality, but we are drawn to news stories about human tragedies. Some characteristics of such stories intensify the level of our fascination: descriptions or pictures of gore or disfigurement; pictures of grieving loved ones; and some form of personal connection - no matter how indirect - to those at the center. The journalistic adage, "If...
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