Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
Show Israeli Avengers as Heroes, Not Doubters “Munich” is not your typical Steven Spielberg movie (Cover Story: “Is ‘Munich’ Fair Game?” Dec. 22). Comparing this to the summer film “War of the Worlds,” you could say that the Martians won. The movie is a parable that believes “violence begets more violence.” Is that always true? The unstated premise of the...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
With all the bowl games being played this time of year, one should be named for Jerusalem - that perennial political football that politicians like to kick around in hopes of scoring an electoral touchdown. Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians are once again playing the game with gusto as elections in all three places shape up. Often, it's less a...
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I have written several times that the Nobel Prizes, especially those for literature, have been given primarily for the politics of the writers rather than for any intrinsic quality of the work. And each time I've said this, I've been denounced by a number of readers. But it seems clear to me, especially if you look at the recent writers...
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Unintelligent Debate In the midst of the December "war on Christmas" mania, last week's decision by a federal district judge to strike down the inclusion of "intelligent design" in a Pennsylvania science curriculum gave new impetus to the debate over separation of church and state. The ruling was a stern rebuke to those who sought to place the theory that...
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Stroke of Fate This week was one in which the challenges to the Jewish people were made all too clear in one single stroke. Israel and its friends abroad were shocked by the news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had suffered a mild stroke on Sunday. Fortunately, the condition caused no great problems, and the prime minister is on his...
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