Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
Reader's Lament
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Most people who still read magazines and newspapers love articles that feature surveys -- and the more outrageous the question, the better. The Webzines have exploited this sure-fire technique of the old journalism, and a most entertaining example appeared last week on Slate. Five years ago, the editors asked critics to discuss their "greatest literary omissions" -- "the most important...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
Activist Sarah N. Stern writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Oct. 25 about the upcoming peace summit in Annapolis, Md.: "On July 25, 2000, I was in attendance at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy when Israeli Attorney General Eli Rubinstein had come to address the group. He had just returned from Camp David, Maryland, where...
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Evelyn Gordon
Middle East peace talks rest on a fundamental delusion: that most Palestinians truly want an independent state alongside Israel. Granted, polls have repeatedly shown a majority among Palestinians for this proposition. The majority may be razor-thin (the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center's latest poll put it at 51.1 percent), but it exists. Yet those who seize on this as proof...
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Naomi Chazan
The upcoming peace conference in Annapolis, Md., is unleashing a spate of emotions, ranging from euphoria, enthusiasm, wariness and aversion to downright paranoia. Those who want to see it happen fear its failure; those who oppose it dread that it will take place. And skeptics, steeped in the lessons of past experience, doubt its utility. These contradictory responses share a...
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Last week in this space, the discussion centered on overscheduled young people not getting enough sleep at night, and how the loss of an hour of rest has begun to affect their cognitive development. This week, the discussion turns to the "colic conundrum," suffering babies whose discomfort tends to keep their parents awake most nights, thereby possibly retarding their cognitive...
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