Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775

Strategy on Palestinians a mockery of president's stands on democracy and terror
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In any descent into folly, there is a tipping point. Before that happens, there's a chance to reverse course and avert disaster. But after the crucial moment arrives, failure is inevitable, and the only question is just how badly things will actually turn out. No, I'm not talking about the Bush administration's Iraq policy, its hurricane recovery efforts or the...
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Michael Freund
Oct. 15 marked precisely two years since Palestinian terrorists blew up a U.S. diplomatic convoy in Gaza, killing three Americans and injuring one. In the intervening period, the Palestinian Authority - first under Yasser Arafat, and now with Mahmoud Abbas at the helm - has repeatedly refused to punish the perpetrators, preferring instead to allow those who killed Americans to...
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Douglas Bloomfield
To no one's surprise, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, visiting Washington last week, demanded that Israel freeze all settlement construction. George W. Bush was in full agreement. In a joint Rose Garden appearance following their hourlong Oval Office meeting, President Bush declared, "Israel must remove unauthorized outposts and stop settlement expansion," as called for in the peace plan. Yet he has...
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Why Should a Nominee's Religion Be Off-Limits? Jonathan Tobin writes: "The notion put forward by some less-guarded critics that John Roberts' stance as a faithful Catholic ought to be taken into consideration when voting on his nomination was both out of bounds and offensive" (A Matter of Opinion: "Religious Tests and the Court," Oct. 12). He's just plain wrong. Why...
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The investigative series by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the sources of anti-Israel and anti-American content in the curricula and textbooks in American schools that begins in this week's Jewish Exponent raises questions about who is calling the tune for education about Islam and the Middle East. There has been a good deal of commentary in the recent past about...
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