Thursday, November 20, 2014 Heshvan 27, 5775

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may know something no one in the Western media, let alone governments, seems to know. What is it? We're all bluffing. I had assumed that the ludicrous surge in interest in playing poker was limited to the United States, but it certainly appears that the president of Iran has managed to tie into one element of the culture...
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No Real Threat to Israel in Spielberg’s Movie Regarding “What’s Worth Getting Upset About?” (A Matter of Opinion, Dec. 29): Jonathan Tobin is entitled to his view of the film “Munich.” What he should not do is impugn my motives as to why I don’t see the movie as he does. My opinion of “Munich” has nothing to do with...
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Focus on pliability of Sharon's successor ignores the real 'peace process' story
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A week into the post-Ariel Sharon era of U.S.-Israeli relations, some things are already clearer than they were just a few days ago. The first is that although the Bush administration is worried about whether any of the prime minister's possible successors will be as skillful at orchestrating territorial withdrawals as Sharon was, no change in policy toward Israel is...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
In All Respects, Sharon Is Israel: Its Many Faces and Contradictions Shalem Center scholar Michael Oren writes in The Wall Street Journal ( www.opinionjournal.com ) on Jan. 6 that Ariel Sharon depicts Israel's formative era: Michael Oren "Irrespective of his prospects for recovery, Ariel Sharon's passing from public life represents not only the fall of the pre-eminent figure in Israeli...
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What're These Guys Grinning About?
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There's nothing I enjoy more than stumbling across a magazine I've never heard a word about. Luckily, these days, bookstores apportion a huge amount of space to such displays. The usual items can always be found there - Time, Newsweek, People, Vogue - but you can also come across some really different items, some strange and quirky, others just off-the-beaten-track...
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