Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Elliot Jager
The Sept. 3 headline in Israel's mass-circulation Yediot Aharonot caught my eye: "800 prisoners to be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit." Shalit was taken captive, and two Israel Defense Force soldiers were killed, during a daring Hamas attack launched via a tunnel into Israel from Gaza on June 25. While the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denies it,...
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Post-9-11 recriminations should lead
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This past week, many in the chattering classes devoted their energy to the controversy about ABC's television film "The Path to 9/11." Partisanship seems to dominate virtually every discussion these days. So it was no surprise that, just as Republicans have sought to minimize the lack of attention paid to the terror threat by the Bush administration, so, too, have...
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Media Clippings
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There's nothing quite like an intramural catfight. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had some of her finest moments when she took on President Bill Clinton and his affair with Monica Lewinsky. She was so clearly a partisan for his side -- and yet so appalled and amused by the continual misbehavior that had taken place in the White House...
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Santorum's fate could be decided by the Jewish community's political priorities
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For the last three decades, observers of American Jewish life have struggled with the question of whether or not foreign-policy issues should overwhelm domestic concerns in the battle for Jewish votes. But in November, this debate ought to get the attention of a wider audience. That is because it may well be on this seemingly arcane question that the fate...
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By:
Lori Schneide
I was sitting in a maklat -- a bomb shelter -- in Haifa one breezy morning in July, when a young American woman next to me stopped crying long enough to say with the cadent punctuation of youth, "Why is everyone so calm?" In that moment, the light in the windowless room seemed to change. People sat in clusters, handing...
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