Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow certain displays of the Ten Commandments on public property stay and to ban others may strike zealots on both sides of the secular/religious divide as unsatisfactory. But the compromise, achieved by a key vote switch by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, was a commendable effort to strike a balance between the demands...
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has used her latest tour of the Middle East as an opportunity to lecture two of America's regional allies - Egypt and Saudi Arabia - about the need for democracy. The Bush administration is right to press the corrupt and dictatorial leaders of both those countries to reform. And though progress in Egypt is minimal,...
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Apparently, Reason Pays Off, While Hatred Breeds Discontent British historian Paul Johnson writes in the June issue of Commentary ( www.commentarymagazine . com) that the Arab world has paid a heavy price for its anti-Jewish obsessions: "Over the last half-century, anti-Semitism has been the essential ideology of the Arab world; its practical objective has been the destruction of Israel and...
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After last week's rocket attacks against Sderot - inside of Israel - as well as in Gaza settlements scheduled to be evacuated this summer, observers are once again pondering how to react. But who is the real target when Hamas terrorists launch missiles at Israeli targets? According to some who follow Palestinian targets, the answer is clear: Palestinian President Mahmoud...
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Hurry, Folks! It's Open Season on the Jews in Europe
Journalist Tom Gross writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on June 2 about anti-Semitism at France's leading newspaper: "A French court last week found three writers for Le Monde, as well as the newspaper's publisher, guilty of 'racist defamation' against Israel and the Jewish people. In a groundbreaking decision, the Versailles court of appeal ruled that a...
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