Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Could Israel's love affair with President George W. Bush be on the rocks? Supporters of hard-line Israeli policies have long praised the president as one of Israel's best friends ever in the Oval Office. When asked what that means, they'll most often say it's "because he leaves us alone." They have their own "Three No's": no pressure, no American peace...
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Media Clippings
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I try diligently to keep up with business news, doing it out of a weird sense of duty, because it has significance, because the economic health of any region -- to say nothing of the country as a whole -- has a deep impact on everyday American lives. Some of the time, I get a glimmer of insight I didn't...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The term "Palestinian narrative" is used to describe the Palestinian's version of events surrounding the creation of Israel and the subsequent decades of conflict. A search of the popular Web site dictionary.com produces this definition of narrative: "a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious." Consider some recent stories and columns that appeared in...
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By:
Arthur B. Shostak
When we memorialize the Holocaust this year, we can take a new tact. Rachel Korazim, director of education at Yad Vashem, explains: "We've managed to place images like barbed wire and crematoria as central Jewish images. This is not Jewish history; this is Nazi history." Jewish history, in sharp and proud contrast, honors efforts, as in the case of the...
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By:
Isi Leibler
Over the past year, escalating complaints and demands for greater transparency have been directed against the management of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the organization responsible for recovering and distributing Jewish assets plundered by the Nazis. Many of the complaints are long-standing, and were exposed in 1997 in a series of articles by Netty C...
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