Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

Weekly newspapers are an odd lot. Stories are not printed 365 days a year, but in increments of 52 weeks. So, when the publishing date falls on something whimsical (say, Feb. 14) or historic (July 4, Sept. 11, Dec. 7), writers and editors can really sink their teeth into something. The date of this paper is Jan. 1. By the...
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Disproportionate. The word began being trotted out again throughout the local, national and world media once Israel began its assault this past weekend against the terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. World leaders have joined the hue and cry, criticizing the Israeli military for killing more than 300 people, most of them militants (along with an unfortunate number of...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The man who once had visions of residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. may soon be residing in very different federal housing. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ambition, greed and bleepin' vocabulary have made him the latest poster boy for political corruption. If even a fraction of what federal prosecutors allege -- from selling a U.S. Senate seat to shaking down a...
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Michael Freund
With just a month left to go before he leaves office, George W. Bush has decided to pull the trigger and drop a bomb on the Middle East. But instead of targeting Iran's nuclear program or the Syrian regime, the president has inexplicably chosen to detonate a diplomatic device over the heads of all Israelis. In a move that was...
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It's So Easy to Evict Jews, but Not to Stop Missiles Israel's High Court of Justice did not "order" Defense Minister Ehud Barak to "begin an immediate evacuation" of the Jewish residents of a building in Hebron, as stated in your Jewish Telegraphic Agency cover story, "Showdown in Hebron, as Settlers Evicted," in the Dec. 11 issue. The court ruled...
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