Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Still Blaming the Jews? Iraq war protests prompt spurious
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Public-opinion surveys have repeatedly shown that Americans are remarkably ignorant of their own history, let alone anyone else's. So maybe that's why our politicians feel they can get away with the most egregious historical analogies when discussing the issues of the day. Given the unfortunate fact that many Americans may well be laboring under the misapprehension that the Gettysburg Address...
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Eat It Up!
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Bucks, which bills itself as The Art + Culture + Lifestyle Magazine, is an oversized, glossy, picture-book kind of publication that must be giving Philadelphia magazine apoplexy, since it's been getting better each time it appears. The May/June number, christened "The Decadence Issue," is fairly typical of what the magazine is trying to accomplish: living opulently "from Philadelphia to New...
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Leonard Fein
There is an old saw: If you want to get a mule's attention, hit him on the head with a two-by-four. Now try this: Think of the word "gulag" as a two-by-four, and pick your own favorite mule. All the world's press covered the flap that resulted from Amnesty International's use of the word "gulag" to describe the American prison...
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David Kimche
We are all - left and right - entrenched in our views, convinced that we know best what's good for Israel. But what if diehard right-wingers and diehard leftists started listening to each other's arguments? What if sane rightists (not the messianics) and sane leftists (not the Israel-bashers) opened themselves up to the other point of view? We'd all become...
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M.J. Rosenberg
In the years immediately following the Six-Day War of June 1967, Israelis and Israel's supporters worldwide celebrated the IDF's victory without any ambivalence whatsoever. Israel's pre-emptive attack had deterred a combined Egyptian and Syrian onslaught against the Jewish state that might have destroyed it. For those of us who remember the anxiety of May 1967, Israel's victory will always be...
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