Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

Media Clippings
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There are times when it seems the morning paper is trying to tell me something specific about the Jewish experience or Jewish history, though not in any programmatic way. Usually, a number of disparate elements jump out at me, and I see a pattern -- and then wonder if the editors or any other readers see it as well. This...
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Stu Goldman
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Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
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With congressional elections not far off, those politicians interested in Jewish votes are now talking about their support for Israel. Fair enough, but for the vast majority of us who weren't looking at events in Washington too closely, the pro-Israel side just received something of a setback. A bill that would have banned direct U.S. funding of the terrorist-controlled Palestinian...
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Without Fear or Fa​vor With less than five weeks to go before Election Day, the two major political parties are already gleefully beating the stuffing out of each other with bare-knuckled attacks. While sometimes distasteful, forceful advocacy is certainly a part of democracy. Yet as much as both sides wish to demonstrate their own virtues and the perfidy of their...
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No 'Buts' About It, Dems Give Israel Their Support Scott Savett claims that Sen. Rick Santorum and other Republicans "unequivocally back Israel," while Democrats "come out with a rare statement supporting Israel -- and that statement is always accompanied by a 'but' " (Letters: "Out Front and Vocal: Republicans Rise to Top," Sept. 14). Democrat Bob Casey is Santorum's opponent...
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