Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775
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Gerald M. Steinberg
B'tselem is one of the most powerful and controversial lobbies in Israel, and plans to open an office in Washington to increase the debate on this NGO's activities. While using human-rights rhetoric and couching its statements in moral tones, B'tselem has a focus that is primarily political. It was founded "to change Israeli policy in the occupied territories," and is...
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By:
Erik Schechter
Sure, Maj.-Gen. Yusef Mishlab has devoted his life to the defense of Israel, but must he really live so close to us Jews? He is, after all, Druze -- a gentile. Well, thanks to the Jewish National Fund, we can keep Arab, Druze and Circassian citizens out of our ethnically pure communities. Even better, the Israel Lands Administration, paid for...
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Media Clippings
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'Room to Work' In the July issue of Discover magazine, Philadelphia-area freelancer Todd Pitock took a long, hard look at "Science and Islam," as his article was titled, and gave voice to one of scholar Bernard Lewis' major contentions -- that something went drastically wrong somewhere in Islamic history. At one point, the Middle East was the source of great...
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Arms sale to the Saudis won't solve America's problems in the Middle East
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Jonathan S. Tobin
After the release of the Iraq Study Group's report last November, many in Washington despaired over the unwillingness of the Bush administration to listen to the author's pleas for a return to the old "realist" foreign policy in the Middle East that had dominated American thinking for decades before Bush's dreaded "neocons" took over. But those laments were premature. Any...
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By:
Barry Rubin
In Istanbul, Turks of every political position told me the same story to explain their situation: To cook a live frog, you don't put it in a pot on a high flame. You put it in cool water and raise the temperature very slowly. This is what they fear is happening following the victory of the Islamic-oriented Justice and Development...
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