Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775

By:
Douglas Bloomfield
With his approval ratings sinking to Nixonian lows and voters punishing congressional Republicans for his Iraq war policy, George W. Bush has barely two years left to rescue his presidency and shape his legacy. The self-described uniter turned out to be a divider -- big time -- even within his own party, dragging it to defeat. But it's possible that...
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Noting Another Rachel That Made the News Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's column regarding the play about Rachel Corrie (A Matter of Opinion: " 'Rachel Corrie' Was a Liar," Oct. 16). I am the mother of Rachel Thaler, of blessed memory, who died from wounds she received in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Karnei Shomron in February 2002. As Tobin...
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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann got more than she bargained for when she opened up her residence to students for her annual Halloween costume party. Like other revelers, student Saad Saadi had his picture taken with Gutmann, who was dressed as Glinda, the good witch of the north, from "The Wizard of Oz." But Saadi's costume was a little...
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By:
Isi Leibler
You would have hoped that by the 21st century, it would be history, but anti-Semitism has reached what British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has described as "global tsunami" proportions. Clearly, we are destined to remain "the people that dwelleth alone." Boosted by the sponsorship of Islamic governments, the world's oldest hatred continues to proliferate, and is once more embedded in...
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By:
Elliot Jager
On those mornings when I take a bus from my Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot to my office on the other side of town, I always scan fellow passengers, checking for would-be suicide bombers. Several years ago, a colleague found himself sharing a ride with a randy "martyr" on his way to collect 70 virgins. Perhaps that's why I found myself...
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