Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

There's nothing new about Jews protesting actions of Israeli governments at the rather germane site of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell. For years, the Jewish state's left-wing critics have used the icon as a backdrop for opposition to settlements or the country's measures of self-defense against the ongoing terror war waged by the Palestinians. This sort of behavior made most members of...
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Our enemies think they are fighting a war, but even after London, do we?
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Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those murdered by Islamic terrorists. But for all of the sympathy generated for the victims in London, there still seems to be something missing from much of the fallout from recent events. In the aftermath of Sept...
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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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White Noise Heard by Network The welcome mat has been pulled out from under the producers of ABC’s “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” in which a group of white residents in a white-bread community got to choose who their new neighbors would be — housing fairness laws be damned — from groups aiming to win a prize if chosen. The network,...
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Fight the Good Fight If critics of Israel's security fence needed a reminder of why the Jewish state is going to such trouble to separate itself from the Palestinians, Tuesday's terrorist bombing in Netanya should serve as yet another wake-up call. The completion of the security barrier in the Jerusalem area has set off a predictable wave of outrage from...
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Hillel Halkin
Perhaps it's an ancient streak of totemism in me, but I've always been struck by how many politicians remind me of animals. George W. Bush makes me think of a lean hunting dog. And Ariel Sharon? He's easy. He's an old sea turtle. You can't mistake him for anything else. The huge, almost round girth of him. The leathery neck...
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