Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

The decision of the Britain's National Union of Journalists to declare its support for a boycott of the State of Israel prompted this newspaper to ask why American news outlets would continue to use programs on the Middle East produced by openly biased British journalists, such as those of the BBC to report on the Middle East. The answer provided...
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By:
Leonard Fein
Will it never end? The "it" refers to the cruelty, the meanness, the violence that so have characterized our times, and do still. While Iraq and Afghanistan continue to leech -- blood, treasure, honor -- it is other things I have in mind just now. Which brings me to Darfur. It is now almost exactly two years since President Bush...
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By:
Evelyn Gordon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is not purposely trying to destroy all of Israel's hard-won security gains of the last five years. But if she were, she could hardly have improved on her new benchmark proposal for Israelis and Palestinians. The proposal comprises two parallel sets of "benchmarks": steps (mainly Israeli) to increase Palestinian freedom of movement, and steps (mainly...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at Mount Sinai came the giving of the Torah. What was the purpose of the sublime revelation itself? The actual contents of the Ten Commandments -- for instance, belief in God, honoring one's parents...
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The uncovering of a plot to attack American soldiers at Ft. Dix, N.J. last week made headlines across the country. But now that the sensationalism associated with any story of this magnitude has subsided, it is time to substitute sober analysis for hyperbole and draw some conclusions about the event. The first is that those who seek to downplay the...
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