Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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Evelyn Gordon
Conventional wisdom holds that Israel's international standing is directly related to its willingness to move toward peace with the Palestinians. Yet in recent years, despite previously unimaginable concessions, its international standing - far from improving - has hit an all-time low. Consider recent developments: • It has become acceptable in academic and media circles to question whether Israel even has...
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By:
Zalman Shoval
Though Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that he has not abandoned hope for negotiations with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, present political realities within the Palestinian Authority and Abbas' own ultimate goals would probably make such negotiations another exercise in futility. At a recent conference in Washington, I listened to senior Egyptian and Jordanian diplomats and Fatah officials proclaiming an...
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Memory of DuBois' heroism overshadows futile defenders of FDR's reputation
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More than six decades after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, even the youngest of his contemporaries are now fading from the scene. World War II and the Holocaust are, to most Americans, as distant as the Civil War and the battle of Gettysburg. And yet, the arguments over his legacy are not going away. That is the only conclusion...
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Media Clippings
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Soon after I'd complained in this space about the Democratic Party and its move to the far-left reaches of the political spectrum, I ran across a copy of the Feb. 13 issue of The Nation with a cover story titled "The New Face of the Campus Left." It confirmed some of my worst fears about how left-wingers view themselves and...
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Ignoring the international extravaganza is the right and Jewish thing to do
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Do you know where you are going to be for most of this coming month? Most people around the globe do. They are going to be in front of their television sets (even if they have to hike a few miles to a neighboring village) to watch the quadrennial sports extravaganza that dwarfs the Olympics in international interest, not to...
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