Saturday, November 29, 2014 Kislev 7, 5775

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The New York Times continues its long-term project of enshrining American Communists. Generally, the process takes place on the obituary pages these days as these former radicals reach their 80s and 90s, and begin dying off. Times reporters indulge in hagiography for several column inches, making these people sound like saints simply because they held fast to their ideals. The...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield- JE Feature
What are a few insults among friends when so much money is at stake? Very little. At least that seems to be the thinking of the Israeli government, which has apparently found 50 million reasons to forgive the hate-spewing Rev. Pat Robertson for declaring that Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for the Gaza pullout last summer. Money and power...
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Caroline Glick- The Jerusalem Post.
What legacy has Ariel Sharon left, and what will be the long-term impact of that legacy on Israel? Since the prime minister was stricken by a stroke, columnists and commentators have been clamoring to describe Sharon and to define the impact of his years in power on Israel and the Mideast. Disturbingly, most of the commentators have based their views...
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Capital Compromise? The Israeli Cabinet's decision to allow voting for the Palestinian legislative elections to take place in Jerusalem later this month was a solution to a problem that had no good answers. The move brings with it several serious problems. Most troubling is the fact that the Hamas terrorist movement will be on the ballot. In recent months, Israel...
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may know something no one in the Western media, let alone governments, seems to know. What is it? We're all bluffing. I had assumed that the ludicrous surge in interest in playing poker was limited to the United States, but it certainly appears that the president of Iran has managed to tie into one element of the culture...
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