Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Tammuz 11, 5774
Making sense of Israelis who want the U.S. to pressure their own government
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Jonathan S. Tobin
George W. Bush makes his first presidential visit to Israel this week, but no one is expecting that his presence in Jerusalem and Ramallah will bring about a diplomatic miracle and accelerate progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. But there are some Israelis who are hoping that either Bush or Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will use these meetings or subsequent conclaves...
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Strike the Report: This Year Could Prove the Year of Action Against Iran Think-tank scholar Peter Brookes writes in the New York Post ( www.nypost.com ) on Jan. 3 about Iran's dangerous nuclear game: "Iran turned up the heat this week on still-simmering concerns about its atomic aspirations. It crowed that its 1,000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear-power plant would be 'online' as...
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It was Gen. Douglas MacArthur who supposedly said, "Old soldiers never die; they simply fade away." I began wondering recently if there were some commensurate phrase that might sum up the fate of old editors, since in the case of at least one, he's refusing, rather insistently, to fade away. These notions popped up while I was perusing Lapham's Quarterly,...
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Healthy Skepticism's Still the Best Response to Annapolis
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The recently completed Annapolis conference provoked a vigorous debate in the American Jewish community, as it did in Israel. Finding the right mix of inducements to produce a genuine and secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs, while avoiding futile concessions to an enemy that often seems impossible to satisfy under any circumstances, is a thorny dilemma for those committed to...
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Counting the Blessings of Freedom by the Light of a Special Menorah Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com/bostonglobe ) on Dec. 16 about the the light reflected by the White House menorah: "On the seventh night of Hanukkah in 1944, my father was in Auschwitz. He had been deported with his parents and four of his...
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