Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776

The spectacle of a border fence being pulled down as a population streams over its ruins inspires memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the farce enacted along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip last week is anything but a liberation play. The plight of Gaza's inhabitants is dire, but if it is, as they say, a "prison,"...
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Stu Goldman
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Neocon ideas are believed to have sunk Bush, but are the alternatives realistic?
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
As George W. Bush heads into his last, lame-duck year as president, the postmortems have already begun. And in the eyes of most of the pundits who have already begun shoveling dirt on the legacy of the 43rd president, there's little doubt about the chief culprits for the disasters of the last years: the neoconservatives. Regardless of its origins, the...
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that God's been having a hard time for a while now in America's bookstores. In what seems to have been a concerted effort by certain writers to respond to the zealousness of the Religious Right -- especially its effectiveness in the political arena -- a slew of books have appeared declaring...
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From a Man Touting 'Peace,' Where's the Incentive? The Compromise? Publisher Mortimer Zuckerman writes in U.S. News & World Report ( www.usnews.com ) on Jan. 17 about the latest twist in the search for Middle East peace: "The vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians finally agree on something: Neither side has any confidence that the current talks will bring about...
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