Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

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Douglas M. Bloomfield
With all the bowl games being played this time of year, one should be named for Jerusalem - that perennial political football that politicians like to kick around in hopes of scoring an electoral touchdown. Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians are once again playing the game with gusto as elections in all three places shape up. Often, it's less a...
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I have written several times that the Nobel Prizes, especially those for literature, have been given primarily for the politics of the writers rather than for any intrinsic quality of the work. And each time I've said this, I've been denounced by a number of readers. But it seems clear to me, especially if you look at the recent writers...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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Ronald Radosh (www.weeklystandard.com)
Historian Ronald Radosh writes in The Weekly Standard ( www.weeklystandard.com ) on Jan. 2 about why a professor of terror beat a federal rap: "The acquittal on Dec. 6 of Sami al-Arian, a former professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, on eight counts relating to terrorism was a setback not only for the Department of Justice...
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One of the cover stories in the Exponent this month dealt with how Chanukah merchandising has exploded and how all of the December holidays - and not just Christmas - have been recognized, especially by those businesses that create holiday cards, food baskets, seasonal decorations and wrapping materials. It was just a matter of time before magazines caught up with...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Roots of Denial Run Deep in Iran Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe ( www.boston.com ) on Dec. 18 about the extent of Holocaust denial in Iran: "Once again, the president of Iran repeated his foul lie. "On Dec. 14, in...
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