Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
For the past seven years, Israel-policy wonks and their international counterparts have met at the seaside resort of Herzliya for the annual Conference Series on the Balance of Israel's National Security. Israeli powerbrokers often jockey for time and space on the program. In 2005, former premier Ariel Sharon announced the Gaza disengagement plan in the closing "Prime Minister's Address." In...
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Stu Goldman
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Film reminds us that combining religion and politics can make a righteous cause
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To listen to some who claim to speak for American Jews, the greatest danger facing our republic is the rise of a religiously based conservatism that threatens to overturn the separation of church and state. This has been a familiar argument for the last two decades as most liberal Jews -- that is to say, most Jews -- viewed an...
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There is probably no sillier cultural institution in the world than the annual Eurovision song contest. Though little known in the United States, this made-for-TV competition pits vocal representatives of various European, African and Asian countries in an "American Idol" style sing-off, in which pop kitsch and banality trump any musical value. Yet, however poor the quality of its winners,...
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The transition of Israel's economy from socialist incompetence to a modern, high-tech engine of wealth is one of the most positive stories coming out of the Jewish state in the last decade. But, as is the case with many good things, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that an Israeli consensus in favor of free-market...
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