Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Many More 'Rachels' Out There, Without Plays to Their Memories Journalist Tom Gross writes in the British magazine The Spectator ( www.spectator.co.uk ) on Oct. 22 about the invisibility of Jewish victims of terror in the media: "Rachel Thaler, aged 16, was blown...
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The bestowal of the Nobel Prize upon British playwright Harold Pinter several weeks ago was met with praise in the American press. Pinter - of Jewish extraction but nominally Jewish in every other regard - is considered one of the masters of modern drama. Like Samuel Beckett, he's credited with creating a new language that revolutionized the way we look...
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Saul Singer
On the face of it, George Bush's foreign policy is extremely controversial, even within the United States. Brent Scowcroft, dean of the "realist" school and close adviser to Bush's father, is bitterly opposed to it, as is a good chunk of the American electorate. All this is strange since, structurally speaking, there is a much greater consensus now regarding the...
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Naomi Chazan
Israel's campaign to bar Hamas from competing in the forthcoming Palestinian elections is failing in the international arena in general and in Washington in particular. It is also fundamentally misconceived and potentially self-defeating. Instead of meddling in domestic Palestinian politics and possibly dangerously skewing the results, Israel has a vested interest in assuring a free and inclusive plebiscite. This means...
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Strategy on Palestinians a mockery of president's stands on democracy and terror
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In any descent into folly, there is a tipping point. Before that happens, there's a chance to reverse course and avert disaster. But after the crucial moment arrives, failure is inevitable, and the only question is just how badly things will actually turn out. No, I'm not talking about the Bush administration's Iraq policy, its hurricane recovery efforts or the...
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