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Media Clippings: Reading Lesson

An odd article appeared recently, titled "The Book." It wasn't badly written or muddled; in fact, author Patrick Symmes crafted it smoothly and made...
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What They Are Saying:Are They Laughing All the Way to the Bank? That’s What...

Columnist Susan Estrich writes in the St. Petersburg Times (www.sptimes.com) on Aug. 24 that the media's embrace of Iraq-war protester Cindy Sheehan ought to...

Media Clippings: Newly ‘Real’?

By every published account, this continues to be a strenuous period for magazines and print media. And yet, you couldn't tell that by all...
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What They Are Saying: ‘Still One People, One State’ – and Not a...

Historian and Shalem Center fellow Michael Oren writes in The Wall Street Journal (www.opinionjournal.com) on Aug. 23 that Israeli army duty in Gaza left...

The Real Threat Doesn’t Come From Missionaries

In a free country, the public square is and ought to be a marketplace for the competition of ideas. It is inevitable that religion...

Letters Week of Sep. 1, 2005

Seeking Immediate Help for Gaza Evacuees! To the surprise of just about everyone, disengagement from Gaza took about one-third less time than was expected....

Seize the Last Chance for an Equitable Society

Disengagement is a fact. It may herald the beginning of a new chapter in Israel's history or it may serve to further intensify the...
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Dream of a ‘Greater Palestine’ Dooms Dreams of Peace

Greater Israel is dead; long live Greater Israel, says The New York Times. Let me explain. In a "news analysis" on Aug. 16 headlined, "Dream of...
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The Last Word Week of Sept. 1, 2005

Arresting Developments It’s time for Martha! (And TLW is not talking about the “doing time” variety.) With her two shows set to premiere in the next...

Israel Will Bounce Back; The Dream of Return Survives

The destruction of Gaza Jewry has begun. It's hard to believe that we have reached such a point in the nation's history. After so...