Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

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Alan Dershowitz
Not surprisingly, in his final case -- on the legitimacy of targeted assassinations of Palestinian terrorists -- recently retired Chief Justice of Israel's Supreme Court Aharon Barak arrived at just the sort of Solomonic compromise for which he is famous. According to the unanimous panel's ruling, Israel may preemptively target and kill terrorists, but it may not kill former terrorists...
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Who Supports Carter's Habitat for Humanity? I appreciated Jonathan Tobin's column about Jimmy Carter (A Matter of Opinion: "What's the Matter With Jimmy?" Dec. 7), but was surprised that he neglected to point out a frequently reported fact about Carter's favorite program, Habitat for Humanity. The funding for this program, which is itself a worthy cause, has come largely from...
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The rising tension in the Palestinian territories between Hamas and Fatah is giving hope to some Middle East observers. The notion is that if the Fatah "moderates" are finally ready to challenge the Hamas "extremists," then there's a possibility that Palestinians will embrace peace. If only it were that simple. First, despite the call for new elections by Palestinian Authority...
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Stu Goldman
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Iranian threat requires action, not just harsh talk about Holocaust buffoonery
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For most politicians and pundits, it was just like shooting ducks in a barrel. Rarely has an international event united so diverse a group of writers and power-brokers in revulsion. The cause of all this unanimity was the Holocaust-denial conference sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its irrepressible President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It was the sort of freak show...
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