Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Larry Derfner
Cab drivers, divorced fathers, feminists, environmentalists, the bankrupt and various other Israeli groups have banded together over the years to advance their overriding common interest by running for the Knesset. But unless you count Agudat Yisrael (Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox) and Shas (Sephardi ultra-Orthodox), no demographic or identity group running on behalf of an apolitical cause has ever emerged a resounding success,...
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Media Watch
By:
John Cohn, MD
No journalist would consider it appropriate to be even-handed in describing the murder of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of several million in Darfur, but moral equivalence has become the mantra for reporting on Israel. This is seen in daily coverage, where territory is "occupied" rather than "disputed," or those who attack restaurants and buses are "militants," not "terrorists."...
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Media Clippings
I've often written about how I like old book stores and how much fun it is to run across something I've never known before. But I like best those used-book stores that keep old magazines lying about and offer those for sale as well. Without such a place, I would never have caught up with novelist Herbert Gold's tribute to...
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Pizza, T-Shirts and a Real Resolve to​ End Genocide At the April 30 rally for Darfur in Washington, D.C., thousands of people came from around the nation, and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley sent eight full buses (Cover story: “A Profound Cry of ‘Never Again!’ ” May 4). One of the buses was filled with more than 50 USYers...
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Bet on the Bright Side Timing, as they say, is everything, whether the arena is stand-up comedy, professional athletics or high-stakes investing. One financier admired for his business acumen - and knowing just when to strike - is U.S. mega-tycoon Warren Buffett. Once again, he may be on to something that the rest of us just don't see, since last...
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