Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Memory of DuBois' heroism overshadows futile defenders of FDR's reputation
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More than six decades after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, even the youngest of his contemporaries are now fading from the scene. World War II and the Holocaust are, to most Americans, as distant as the Civil War and the battle of Gettysburg. And yet, the arguments over his legacy are not going away. That is the only conclusion...
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It appears that a new Palestinian icon was born on the pages of newspapers around the world. An 11-year-old girl named Huda Ghaliya was shown weeping over the bodies of several Palestinians, mostly members of her family presumably killed by an Israeli artillery shell during an outing on the beach in Gaza. The image - as well as the grisly...
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Scholarship, Citizenship: School Promotes Both The 50th-anniversary celebration of the Perelman Jewish Day School was glorious, and especially gratifying to those of us who worked so hard in the early days, when the school was known as the Solomon Schechter Day School (City & Suburb: "50 Years and Counting: Perelman Day School to Celebrate a Milestone," May 25). I served...
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Zalman Shoval
Though Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that he has not abandoned hope for negotiations with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, present political realities within the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' own ultimate goals would probably make such negotiations another exercise in futility. At a recent conference in Washington, I listened to senior Egyptian and Jordanian diplomats and Fatah officials proclaiming an...
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Evelyn Gordon
Conventional wisdom holds that Israel's international standing is directly related to its willingness to move toward peace with the Palestinians. Yet in recent years, despite previously unimaginable concessions, its international standing - far from improving - has hit an all-time low. Consider recent developments: • It has become acceptable in academic and media circles to question whether Israel even has...
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