Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

Immigrant-bashing House bill shows xenophobia is always in fashion
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In the last few months, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been the scene of some high drama and low comedy as hearings on the confirmation of appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court were televised. Yet when another important issue comes before the same group this session, it's unlikely that the scrutiny of their long-winded perorations will be as great. That...
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C'est La Vie: Leaders Come, Leaders Go, Though Some Prove Unforgettable Columnist Tim Hames writes in The Times of London ( www.timesonline.co.uk ) on Jan. 9 about the absence of an Arab Sharon: "The graveyards, Charles de Gaulle once remarked, are full of indispensable men. Ariel Sharon would doubtless agree. "De Gaulle and Mr. Sharon have more than a sense...
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The New York Times continues its long-term project of enshrining American Communists. Generally, the process takes place on the obituary pages these days as these former radicals reach their 80s and 90s, and begin dying off. Times reporters indulge in hagiography for several column inches, making these people sound like saints simply because they held fast to their ideals. The...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield- JE Feature
What are a few insults among friends when so much money is at stake? Very little. At least that seems to be the thinking of the Israeli government, which has apparently found 50 million reasons to forgive the hate-spewing Rev. Pat Robertson for declaring that Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for the Gaza pullout last summer. Money and power...
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Caroline Glick- The Jerusalem Post.
What legacy has Ariel Sharon left, and what will be the long-term impact of that legacy on Israel? Since the prime minister was stricken by a stroke, columnists and commentators have been clamoring to describe Sharon and to define the impact of his years in power on Israel and the Mideast. Disturbingly, most of the commentators have based their views...
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