Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776

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Douglas Bloomfield
The Middle East is in for another round of pseudo-diplomacy as the Arab League prepares to send a delegation to Israel that is something less than its "historic" billing in the media. Of course, nobody takes this very seriously because they know nothing will come of it. The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers are making another trip to Israel --...
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Media Clippings
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Fred Vogelstein, a Wired magazine writer, set out to do a recent assignment -- a profile of Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington -- in much the same manner he'd always begun such things: He planned to talk to the people central to the story, either in one-to-one interviews or over the phone. That's how the majority of journalists proceed. But...
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Media Watch
In mid-June, the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, seized control of Gaza in a bloody conflict with their Fatah rivals. The New York Times placed the death toll at 120 for the first days of fighting, while The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that intra-Palestinian violence has taken more than 600 lives since the Palestinians' 2006 elections. In much of...
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Too Much Bare Flesh Won't Distract Diplomats Jonathan Tobin should lighten up. The time and effort spent by Israeli diplomats on Gal Gadot and other models for Maxim magazine is not going to diminish the serious work of proving our historical rights versus Palestinian demands (A Matter of Opinion: "Sexy Ladies Won't Sell a State," June 28). Israel's leaders may...
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The news that Pope Benedict XVI has authorized a wider use of a previously discarded version of the Latin mass has set off a storm of criticism among interfaith groups, especially Jews. The reasons for this should be easy for the pope to understand. The service -- known as the Tridentine mass -- was discarded for use in the Catholic...
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