Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Douglas M. Bloomfield
When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes her 911 mission to the Middle East this week, she will have more on her agenda than just the urgent need to rescue the Gaza disengagement plan and put the shattered cease-fire back together. The Bush administration's top foreign-policy priorities in that part of the world - Iraq and democratic reform - will...
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'Divestment' Defined as 'Bash Israel in the Media' The editorial about the campaign of some churches to "divest" from Israeli stocks underscores the need to be clear in our language and clear in our understanding of the issue (Editorial: "Church vs. Church," July 7). "Divestment" can only be conducted by those who have investments in Israel. As the president of...
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There's nothing new about Jews protesting actions of Israeli governments at the rather germane site of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell. For years, the Jewish state's left-wing critics have used the icon as a backdrop for opposition to settlements or the country's measures of self-defense against the ongoing terror war waged by the Palestinians. This sort of behavior made most members of...
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Our enemies think they are fighting a war, but even after London, do we?
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Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those murdered by Islamic terrorists. But for all of the sympathy generated for the victims in London, there still seems to be something missing from much of the fallout from recent events. In the aftermath of Sept...
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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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White Noise Heard by Network The welcome mat has been pulled out from under the producers of ABC’s “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” in which a group of white residents in a white-bread community got to choose who their new neighbors would be — housing fairness laws be damned — from groups aiming to win a prize if chosen. The network,...
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