Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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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By:
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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Media Clippings
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Back in November of 2005, The New York Times ran an article about fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, who had been, in the 1950s and '60s, one of the leading lights working at Harper's Bazaar, where her experimental black-and-white fashion images first appeared. However, as times and tastes changed, she fell into obscurity, and got to the point where she nearly...
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