Monday, September 26, 2016 Elul 23, 5776

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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If there was any doubt that religious symbolism dominates the news from the Middle East, it was dispelled by the two biggest stories emanating from the region last week: a conference in Mecca and a dispute about Jerusalem's Temple Mount. But if there was any unifying theme to these two contrasting stories, it was that deception seemed to be at...
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