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29 Elul 5774 – September 23, 2014
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22 Kislev 5774 – November 24, 2013

When Bush Recast U.S. Mideast Policy

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
George W. Bush has been getting some positive media coverage lately, with recent polls showing him at least as popular as his successor, Barack Obama, and a big new book about the Bush presidency by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker (Days of Fire, Doubleday) portraying Bush as a much more hands-on chief executive than his detractors ever imagined.

A President’s Decisiveness

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
Readers who’ve stuck with the Monitor over the years will forgive this rerun of sorts, but as we approach the fortieth anniversary of the Yom Kippur War – and with the stench of presidential indecisiveness hanging so heavily over Washington these days – it seemed only appropriate to revisit Richard Nixon’s role in enabling Israel to recover from the staggering setbacks it suffered in the first week of fighting.

The Goldmann Paradox

16 Elul 5773 – August 21, 2013
Shakespeare had it right. The evil that men do indeed lives after them. Case in point: Nahum Goldmann, who served in a variety of Jewish and Zionist organizational leadership posts from the 1920s through the 1970s.

The Last Original Jewish Knick

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
Oscar “Ossie” Schectman, who scored the first basket in the history of the league that evolved into the National Basketball Association, died last week at age 94.

…As We Were Saying

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
It’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it? And yet it seems like the conversation was never really interrupted, as I’ve enjoyed, in the three and a half months since this column last appeared, many an interesting exchange, via e-mail and phone, with some very intelligent readers.
The Gospel according to the Palestinian Authority

PA Resurrects ‘Palestinian Authority Descending from Jesus’ Gospel

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

A Void Not Filled

15 Nisan 5773 – March 25, 2013
The late Michael Kelly was a brilliant writer and editor (The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic) who coincidentally happened to be an American patriot and a strong supporter of Israel – a combination not commonly found in the circles in which he traveled.

Giuliani Still Being Slighted by Media Elites

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
Even as he left office in January 2002 on a note of unprecedented triumph and popularity, the tone of the New York Times’s editorials and most of its news coverage was startlingly jaundiced.

Recalling Ed Koch’s Political Hypocrisy

11 Adar 5773 – February 20, 2013
Koch became a chronic – some would say compulsive – critic of Giuliani.

Al Gore, Heavyweight Phony

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Al Gore has been in the news again, and even some of his biggest admirers are upset with Gore’s decision to sell his Current TV cable network to Al Jazeera, which is owned by the oil-rich Islamic monarchy of Qatar, for $500 million.

When Barak Made Rabin Spin In His Grave

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
Ehud Barak may or may not be out of Israeli politics for good, but his recent resignation announcement reminded the Monitor of just how much the man had been willing to give up to Yasir Arafat at the tail end of Bill Clinton’s presidency.

The Ever Reliable Jewish Voter

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
Roughly 30 percent of those Jews who had voted for Reagan in 1980 went for Mondale in 1984.

A Neglected Anniversary

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
With all the media attention paid to the recent 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympic massacre, another anniversary – this one related to something far more consequential in terms of Israel’s history – slipped by relatively unnoticed.

The Public Is The Last To Know

19 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
The charade is played out every evening on election day. Television news anchors and beat reporters, on local stations and the networks, come on the air full of breathless anticipation, seeking to build an atmosphere of nail-biting uncertainty.

U.S. Presidents And Israel

21 Av 5772 – August 8, 2012
Several years ago the Monitor ranked the U.S. presidents (from Truman through Clinton) in terms of their relationship with Israel. Since then, readers occasionally have asked whether time and added perspective have had any effect on the list and where Barack Obama would place on it.

The Truth About Cronkite

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
A new biography of the late Walter Cronkite has forced even admirers of the iconic CBS anchorman to reassess the man long held up as a paragon of journalistic ethics and objectivity.

Edward Klein On Obama And Wright

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 20, 2012
Wright, Klein writes, “became far more than a religious and spiritual guide to Obama; he was his substitute father, life coach, and political inspiration wrapped in one package. At each step of Obama’s career, Wright was there with practical advice and counsel…. It would be no exaggeration to say that Jeremiah Wright…prepared him to run for president.”

Brushing Up On The Presidents

11 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
About a decade ago the Monitor recommended a bunch of books on U.S. presidents and the Middle East and then updated the list a few years later. With interest in the 2012 presidential race heating up, another look at the list seems in order.

Back In The Tank For Obama

3 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
A good portion of the reliably liberal mainstream media had soured on Barack Obama once his historic 2008 ascension to the presidency gave way to a mostly lackluster performance when he actually moved into the White House.

Mike Wallace Shuffles Off This Mortal Coil

27 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
Mike Wallace died earlier this month at age 93, and while some may find it preferable to focus on the positive when speaking or writing about an individual on the occasion his passing, the Monitor had little good to say about Wallace while he was living, so why start now?

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