Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

The Winograd Commission of Inquiry into what is now known in Israel as the Second Lebanon War finally delivered the long-anticipated second portion of its report. The verdict about the conduct of the war and its results was scathing, but the bottom line is that, at least for now, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain in office. This outcome is...
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Instead of a ticket to the White house, immigration phobia was a primary failure
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Jonathan S. Tobin
This is not a good week to be Lou Dobbs. After spending the last few years beating the drums for a nationwide political insurrection, CNN's favorite alarmist must face up to the fact that voters have rejected his polemics in which global trade and immigration are the twin evils threatening America. Indeed, the failure of supporters of his views to...
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It was announced last week that Daniel Menaker, who, until recently, was executive editor of the Random House publishing group, will be going online come March, when he will host a new Web-based book show called "Titlepage." The format will be a round-table discussion between Menaker and a group of four writers. The first episode, writes Times reporter Motoko Rich,...
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Aid Venezuela Jews by Aiding the Poor American Jewish Committee staffer Dina Siegel Vann writes in the Miami Herald ( www.miamiherald.com ) on Jan. 14 about the right way to help Venezuelan Jews: "The dangerous antics of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, his alliance with Iran, his open hostility toward the United States and a number of anti-Semitic incidents have generated...
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Elliot Jager
It's been hard for Israel to rid itself of the Gaza Strip and its 1.3 million Palestinian Arab inhabitants. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin tried to convince Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to take Gaza in 1979, when Israel turned over the Sinai Peninsula as part of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. No thanks, said Sadat, though Egypt had occupied the strip...
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