Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

For the thousands of people of all ages who turned out to take part in Philadelphia's Israel 60 parade this weekend, as well as the thousands more who came to watch and also enjoy the accompanying festival, the joy of the day was somewhat dampened by the weather. But if the heavy rain that arrived after the parade did abbreviate...
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Dems cry foul at Bush rhetoric on terror, but will either party do more than talk?
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Jonathan Tobin
Not long before President Bush delivered a speech to Israel's Knesset last week celebrating that nation's 60th anniversary, the residents of the Jewish state's southern city of Ashkelon received a different sort of greeting. An Iranian-made Grad model Katyusha rocket crashed into a mall in the city of more than 100,000, wounding four persons while several dozen others were treated...
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Just a little over a month ago, I used this space to dissect the revised Atlantic monthly magazine, now that it's left it's longtime perch in Boston and has been trying to reposition itself in Washington, D.C., with an eye, its editors readily acknowledge, to becoming more of a player on the political scene. My focus back then was the...
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True to form, activists and the establishment march in opposite directions on China
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Psychologists have sometimes used the Rorschach test for personality assessments. Whether or not reactions to a series of ink blots actually means anything or not is a matter of opinion. But when it comes to politics, there are some issues that function more or less the way the Rorschach is supposed to. Like the ink blots, some topics produce a...
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President Bush's decision to go to Israel this week as part of the celebration of the Jewish state's 60th birthday is an altogether appropriate gesture. Israel remains the only democracy in the Middle East, and as such, is America's only genuine ally in a region ruled by Arab and Islamic authoritarians. The diplomatic focus of Bush's mission remains the attempt...
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