Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776

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Larry Derfner
A consensus seems to have formed in Israel that the disengagement from Gaza was a deadly mistake. It says that it caused a steep escalation of the Kassam rockets falling on Sederot and, most recently, allowed Hamas to take over the strip. In all, according to the new Israeli wisdom, the removal of Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza...
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By:
Barry Rubin
"During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year ... I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. ... With the first glimpse of the building,...
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Media Clippinhs
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Now that the dust has settled on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War -- and all the hubbub in the media has quieted -- it's easier to assess some of the more prominent responses to the event. The bulk of the commentary was incessantly critical of Israel, though predictable in that regard. But none was more relentless in...
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Communal Mantra: Fund the Day Schools Now! Jonathan Tobin's column (A Matter of Opinion: "What Price Jewish Education?" May 17) discussed the most pressing of communal concerns -- the affordability of day schools, or rather the lack thereof. Even a "moderately" priced day-school tuition has become unaffordable for families with several children. It is truly a financial challenge for middle-...
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By:
Eric Rozenman and Meredith Braverman
Did you know Israel ranks ahead only of Sudan and Iraq among 121 countries in "peacefulness"? That's Sudan, where government-related militia commit genocide in the Darfur region, and Iraq, where America and its allies struggle to contain large-scale intra-Muslim slaughter abetted by Iran. Did you know that the United States ranks 96th -- 38 places behind Libya (58), and even...
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