Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

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Douglas Bloomfield
Egypt and Israel began peace overtures in 1977, after both had decided that the United States was part of the problem, not the solution. President Jimmy Carter had just called for a joint U.S.-Soviet-sponsored Middle East Peace Conference, and the last thing Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin wanted at the table was the Soviet Union, which the Egyptians had just...
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Media Clippings
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The news seems only to worsen when you consider the future of newspapers. That was part of the premise behind Michael Hirschorn's "Get Me Rewrite!" which appeared in the December Atlantic Monthly . Hirschorn noted that some of the giants of the media industry -- read here, The New York Times -- are finding themselves vulnerable. The Times may not...
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Alan Luxenberg
It is by now a commonplace to lament the significant drop-out rate from Hebrew school following the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Unfortunately, a majority of Jewish students will enter college -- now reputed to be a place of widespread hostility toward the State of Israel -- with no formal Jewish education beyond seventh or eighth grade. What understanding...
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Alan Dershowitz
Not surprisingly, in his final case -- on the legitimacy of targeted assassinations of Palestinian terrorists -- recently retired Chief Justice of Israel's Supreme Court Aharon Barak arrived at just the sort of Solomonic compromise for which he is famous. According to the unanimous panel's ruling, Israel may preemptively target and kill terrorists, but it may not kill former terrorists...
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Who Supports Carter's Habitat for Humanity? I appreciated Jonathan Tobin's column about Jimmy Carter (A Matter of Opinion: "What's the Matter With Jimmy?" Dec. 7), but was surprised that he neglected to point out a frequently reported fact about Carter's favorite program, Habitat for Humanity. The funding for this program, which is itself a worthy cause, has come largely from...
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