Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

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Hillel Halkin
I don't know whether National Geographic deliberately timed its announcement of the dramatic discovery of an early Christian "Gospel of Judas Iscariot" for the Pesach season. It's a nice touch, in any case, because it was on the night of the seder that Judas, according to the New Testament, betrayed Jesus to his captors and set in motion the events...
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Leonard Fein
It all sounds so depressingly familiar: We are told that we are giving diplomacy a chance, any suggestion that we are preparing for military action is "wild speculation." But, at the same time, Iran represents a grave threat to world peace and is a haven for terrorism. If we wait too long, it will have obtained nuclear weapons, international inspection...
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Stu Goldman
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Payoff for 'Lobby' conspiracy theorists would be Jewish silence on Iran threat
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The controversy over two leading academics who published a scurrilous essay claiming that Israel and its American "Lobby" control American foreign policy is, mercifully, starting to die down. The pair, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, have been roundly criticized by figures spanning the political spectrum for pawning...
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This week, as Jews throughout the world celebrate the festival of Passover, we will be reminded that we were once "strangers in a strange land" - a point mentioned in the Torah 36 times - where the majority mistreated us cruelly. One of the many lessons of this festival of freedom is that a society is judged by the way...
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