Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

In one column, Jonathan Tobin decries Steven Spielberg's "Munich" for suggesting a moral equivalence between victims (Israelis) and victimizers (PLO terrorists). Soon after, (A Matter of Opinion: "Politically Holier than Thou," Jan. 5), he turns around and does the exact same thing with respect to Jewish religious progressives, such as the Union of Reform Judaism and Christian conservatives who are...
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Long before the votes in this week's Palestinian legislative election were counted, the spin about the anticipated victory of Hamas had already begun. As this newspaper went to press, polls showed that representatives of the Islamic fundamentalist terror group would take, at the least, a large percentage of the seats in the Palestinian legislature. Though it is possible that foul...
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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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