Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Learn the Right Way to Cook Persian Rice! You recently published a recipe for Persian rice that was so wrong, I simply had to respond (Cooks & Cuisine: “Fall Into Flavor,” Nov. 10). Given my own personal history of living in Iran and cooking its food, I don’t want your readers to think that what was printed was correct. First,...
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An accord was finally reached last week whereby Israel's Magen David Adom can join the International Red Cross after more than a half-century of unjustified exclusion. The reaction to this agreement by the State of Israel and most Jewish organizations in the Diaspora has been relief mixed with euphoria. But pardon us if we aren't joining in the celebration. Though...
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After nearly a year in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains Israel's best hope for a peace partner. The problem, though, is that his actions still speak much louder than his "moderate" words spoken to the West. Earlier this month, Abbas named the newly opened Rafah border crossing in honor of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered five Israelis in a...
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If Abortion Rights Are Curtailed, What''s Next? As a 79-year-old male, it is highly unlikely that I''ll ever need an abortion. Still, I find the positions of the Bush/ Reagan crowd very distressing, and against the spirit of the American nation as originally conceived (Cover story: "Activists Look to Law in Abortion Debate," Dec. 1). Our nation was born in...
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