Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775

Jonathan S. Tobin

Bush envoy 'listens' and critics bash away, but neither approach is right
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With Yom Kippur only days away, a lot of us are spending time apologizing for our misdeeds in the past year. That's all to the good, but when we look at the international scene these days, we have to wonder about who should really be apologizing. Two curious news events took place last week that showed just how ridiculous much...
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Columnist Diana West writes on www.JewishWorldReview.com on Sept. 16 about the payback for America's handouts to the Palestinians: "Maybe it was that last $50 million that George W. Bush forked over to the Palestinian Authority in May that made the Gaza transfer between Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week so … what was Condoleezza Rice's word for the Palestinian...
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Time to take the 5766 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Did you enjoy 5765? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad and even worse news. It was another year of anti-Semitism in Europe, stalemate in Iraq, and ups and downs in Israel's battle for survival as the terror war waxed and then waned, and Israel left Gaza. But if you were looking to avoid...
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The implosion of Israel's leading party will have consequences for the U.S. alliance
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According to the Israeli media, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had more on his mind in New York last week than just speaking at the United Nations. After addressing the world body in Hebrew, Sharon switched to English to schmooze a group of wealthy American Jews, who attended a private event that was a thinly veiled fundraiser for the premier's coming...
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What would happen if mosques were burned - and other silly questions
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Several years ago before I came to Philadelphia, I accompanied the former governor of Connecticut on his first trip to Israel. In my journalistic capacity, I tagged along as John Rowland, then considered an up-and-coming star of the Republican Party, was schlepped around Jerusalem on a whirlwind tour conducted by guides from Israel's foreign ministry. But as we were winding...
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