Monday, August 29, 2016 Av 25, 5776
By:
Barry Rubin
It's become fashionable to match the celebration of Israel's founding (part of the media can't even admit that Israelis are celebrating) with Palestinians' marking of their 1948 nakba , or "catastrophe." Yet whose fault is it that they didn't use those six decades constructively? And who killed the independent Palestinian state alongside Israel that was part of the partition plan?...
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Dems cry foul at Bush rhetoric on terror, but will either party do more than talk?
By:
Jonathan Tobin
Not long before President Bush delivered a speech to Israel's Knesset last week celebrating that nation's 60th anniversary, the residents of the Jewish state's southern city of Ashkelon received a different sort of greeting. An Iranian-made Grad model Katyusha rocket crashed into a mall in the city of more than 100,000, wounding four persons while several dozen others were treated...
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Just a little over a month ago, I used this space to dissect the revised Atlantic monthly magazine, now that it's left it's longtime perch in Boston and has been trying to reposition itself in Washington, D.C., with an eye, its editors readily acknowledge, to becoming more of a player on the political scene. My focus back then was the...
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True to form, activists and the establishment march in opposite directions on China
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Psychologists have sometimes used the Rorschach test for personality assessments. Whether or not reactions to a series of ink blots actually means anything or not is a matter of opinion. But when it comes to politics, there are some issues that function more or less the way the Rorschach is supposed to. Like the ink blots, some topics produce a...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
Marking Israel's 60th anniversary has engendered much debate within Palestinian society about the Nakba ("catastrophe") and its celebration on May 15. Truth be told, the real catastrophe did not occur in 1948; it happened much earlier and it continues today under the leadership of Hamas. That is, the inability of the Palestinian national movement to create the political and social...
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