Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Trust Evangelicals When It Comes to Israel? Your report on a recent conference (City & Suburb: "Jews and Evangelicals: Is It Really a Marriage Made in Heaven?" Dec. 6) glossed over a key consideration affecting Jewish-evangelical relations. As the article noted, "Evangelicals accept the Bible as literal truth." This means that -- no if's, and's or but's about it --...
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Donors met this week in Paris to hold yet another fundraiser for the bankrupt Palestinian Authority. While many philanthropies say that fundraising is down this year, the Palestinians have no such worries. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas' tin cup was filled with a record $7.4 billion in pledges, including $555 million from the representatives of American taxpayers. The donors (it should...
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The problem with Huckabee isn't his public religiosity, but his trading on prejudice
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One hundred and twenty-three years ago, a presidential election may well have been decided by a matter of religion. On the eve of the close 1884 race between Democrat Grover Cleveland of New York and Republican standard-bearer James G. Blaine of Maine, a Presbyterian minister named Rev. Samuel Burchard earned infamy by characterizing the Democrats as the party of "rum,...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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National Intelligence Community: Way Out of Its League on Tehran Policy Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger writes in The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) on Dec. 13 that spying and policymaking don't mix: "The extraordinary spectacle of the president's national security adviser obliged to defend the president's Iran policy against a National Intelligence Estimate raises issues: How are we now to...
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Last week's release of a new National Intelligence Estimate about Iran's nuclear-weapons research had the effect of a bomb exploding in official circles in Washington, D.C. Given the fact that much of the foreign policy of the Bush administration was based on a belief in the reality of an Iranian effort to gain nuclear capability, the report's claim that Tehran...
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