Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
Jihad controversy at Brandeis puts Israel's Hamas dilemma in perspective
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Dr. Khalil Shikaki It was bound to happen. As soon as Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections last week, “moderates” were discovered in their midst. With the last shred of hope for a viable peace process with the Palestinians tossed into the trash can by a landslide election victory for Hamas, some true believers in the inevitability of peace are...
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Blame the Unafilliated, Who Chose Not to Belong! It was with considerable chagrin that I read your article on the closing of 50-year-old Congregation Beth Chaim and its merger with Congregation Shaare-Shamayim, particularly since I experienced the merger firsthand as a member of the Beth Chaim merger committee (Cover Story: "One Door Closes, Another Opens Up," Jan. 19). However, the...
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The victory of Hamas in the recent Palestinian legislative elections rendered a clear verdict on the future of the peace process. While Fatah could never quite bring itself to accept peace with Israel or completely renounce terrorism, it had agreed to do so at least in principle. But the radical Islamists of Hamas split no such hairs. They believe in...
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Reinventing History
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Ever since the investigative Web site, Smoking Gun, "outed" James Frey for embellishing his best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces, every pundit and critic in the country, it seems, has seen fit to weigh in on the subject. I didn't think there could be any more to say until I read Michiko Kakutani's critic's notebook piece in the Jan. 17...
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Immigrant-bashing House bill shows xenophobia is always in fashion
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In the last few months, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been the scene of some high drama and low comedy as hearings on the confirmation of appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court were televised. Yet when another important issue comes before the same group this session, it's unlikely that the scrutiny of their long-winded perorations will be as great. That...
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