Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

By:
Barry Rubin
"During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year ... I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. ... With the first glimpse of the building,...
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By:
Larry Derfner
A consensus seems to have formed in Israel that the disengagement from Gaza was a deadly mistake. It says that it caused a steep escalation of the Kassam rockets falling on Sederot and, most recently, allowed Hamas to take over the strip. In all, according to the new Israeli wisdom, the removal of Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza...
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Name the Names of Those Doing Business With Iran In your editorial, you wrote about what individuals can do to encourage Iran to become responsible (Editorial: "The Squeeze on Iran Starts Here at Home," June 14). Rather than wait for the international community to act, the Jewish Exponent suggests that we "urge the state legislature to adopt a measure forcing...
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The glorious Fourth of July arrives again next week, and with it, Americans will seize the chance to congratulate themselves on the triumph of freedom and the democratic values that this unique experiment in self-government represents. But this holiday is also an opportunity to place the question of immigration -- one of the most vexing political issues of the day...
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The videotape of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit released by his Hamas kidnappers was heartrending. The world may focus on the words his captors forced him to utter, but it should also think long and hard about what this video says about Hamas and the people they apparently represent. Hamas -- a known terror group -- is the elected representative of...
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