Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to be commended for her energy and effort, if nothing else, for her dogged determination to carry through with a three-way summit this week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem. However, it remains to be seen what -- other than a futile attempt to mollify administration critics who continue to claim that Washington...
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Drawing the wrong conclusions about Iraq shouldn't lead us to worse mistakes on Iran
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The passage last week in the U.S. House of Representatives of a nonbinding resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq was pure symbolism. But in modern war, such symbolism is often as powerful as an exploding car bomb. Whatever its ultimate place in the account of the stunning decline in American public support for this war, it does serve as...
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Media Clippings
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The New York Times continues its ongoing project of enshrining American Communists as if they were some of this nation's most heroic citizens. The process nowadays tends to take place on the obituary pages since these aged radicals are fast reaching their 80s and 90s, and have begun dying off. Consistently, reporters indulge in a form of journalistic hagiography when...
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Let's mobilize action reminiscent of the Soviet Jewry movement
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Natan Sharansky
A little more than three years ago, at the first-ever global forum on anti-Semitism organized by the State of Israel, the essential task was to define the beast: the new anti-Semitism. Since then, as the fourth such global gathering meets this week, efforts to incorporate the "three-D" distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel and the new anti-Semitism -- demonization, double...
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Why Work to Assist Onslaught Against Israel? It's a shandah that Jewish organizations formed to defend, support and educate the general public -- and especially, the college crowd -- about Israel have lost all common sense (A Matter of Opinion: "Who Speaks for the Jews?" Feb. 1). Sponsoring anti-Israel speakers, writers, artists and films that concentrate solely on Israel's flaws...
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