Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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Rafael Medoff
As public debate grows over the Bush administration's eavesdropping policy, some American Jews are recalling a time when the Roosevelt administration undertook some questionable eavesdropping of its own - and Jewish activists, including some in Philadelphia, were the targets. The year was 1944, and the object of U.S. government wrath was the Bergson group, a political action committee led by...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Palestinian politics is just starting to get interesting. Yet much of the world seems to be oblivious - at least in terms of actual policy - to the monumental changes taking place. Every day I read articles that explain in lofty terms how Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the moderates must be helped; how he needs to be encouraged to...
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Learn the Right Way to Cook Persian Rice! You recently published a recipe for Persian rice that was so wrong, I simply had to respond (Cooks & Cuisine: “Fall Into Flavor,” Nov. 10). Given my own personal history of living in Iran and cooking its food, I don’t want your readers to think that what was printed was correct. First,...
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New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Stroke of Fate This week was one in which the challenges to the Jewish people were made all too clear in one single stroke. Israel and its friends abroad were shocked by the news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had suffered a mild stroke on Sunday. Fortunately, the condition caused no great problems, and the prime minister is on his...
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