Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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'Room to Work' In the July issue of Discover magazine, Philadelphia-area freelancer Todd Pitock took a long, hard look at "Science and Islam," as his article was titled, and gave voice to one of scholar Bernard Lewis' major contentions -- that something went drastically wrong somewhere in Islamic history. At one point, the Middle East was the source of great...
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Erik Schechter
Sure, Maj.-Gen. Yusef Mishlab has devoted his life to the defense of Israel, but must he really live so close to us Jews? He is, after all, Druze -- a gentile. Well, thanks to the Jewish National Fund, we can keep Arab, Druze and Circassian citizens out of our ethnically pure communities. Even better, the Israel Lands Administration, paid for...
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Gerald M. Steinberg
B'tselem is one of the most powerful and controversial lobbies in Israel, and plans to open an office in Washington to increase the debate on this NGO's activities. While using human-rights rhetoric and couching its statements in moral tones, B'tselem has a focus that is primarily political. It was founded "to change Israeli policy in the occupied territories," and is...
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A minor scholarly controversy came to a successful conclusion last week when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum finally relented, and agreed to include a mention of Jewish activists who pushed for rescue of European Jewry in its permanent exhibition. The decision is yet another posthumous honor for the late Hillel Kook, who was known in this country as Peter Bergson...
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Israel Owes It to Soldiers to Come to Their Rescue Bernie Dishler's impassioned letter, "Captured Soldiers Require Help From the Public," (Letters, July 26) was yet another reminder that three Israeli men have yet to be released -- or heard from. Dishler compares their fate to that of the Soviet refuseniks who we picketed for en masse in the 1970s...
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