Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The Bush administration's showcase of Middle Eastern democracy is aflame with civil war, notwithstanding the denial of its prime minister, with 100 people dying daily and the only light at the end of the tunnel produced by incoming rockets. And who's really behind all this bloodletting? The Jews. That's what the speaker of the Iraqi parliament says. Mahmoud al-Mashadani said...
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Congress Was Receptive to Peace-Group Advocacy We at Brit Tzedek v'Shalom -- the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace -- were very happy to see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article covering our recent National Advocacy Days (Nation & World: "Despite Relatively Bleak Prospects, Group Pushes for Peace Talks," July 6). As the article related, our message of a negotiated two-state...
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Quite Proportionate! The most frequently heard criticism of Israel's attempts to defend itself against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon is that it's using "disproportionate" force. The notion that terrorist forces ensconced along the Jewish state's borders should have the right to kill, kidnap, and rain down death and destruction on Israeli towns and cities without facing the full force available at...
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Media Watch
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Michael Matza finishes his five-year stint this month as The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jerusalem-based correspondent and returns home. The Arab war against Israel has to be one of the more difficult beats for any journalist to cover. Israel and the disputed territories attract interest and media coverage far out of proportion to their small size and population. Most Americans are shocked...
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Media Clippings
The fate of books as we know them has been in the news lately, especially in The New York Times, which has a vested interest in their future for obvious reasons (the health of its book review, of course, and by extension, the pages of ads that fill it). The newspaper has rightly dedicated considerable space to the issue. First,...
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