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British Teachers And An Israeli Fellow Traveler

Britain's AUT supported Katz's discredited massacre story and parroted Pappe's complaints on its website in the run-up to the boycott vote.

A Self-Destructive Relationship: Our Deaf, Dumb And Blind Love Affair With The Democrats

Somehow Jews have always been enraptured by the words "liberal" and "Democrat."

Second Generation Revisited

I am a child of survivors. I stand as near to the gates of Auschwitz and Belsen as anyone who was not actually there, and that is still a million miles away

Bolton Versus Powell: A Tale Of Two Diplomatic Cultures

Not much had been heard from Powell since President Bush unceremoniously dropped him from his second-term Cabinet without so much as telling him in advance that Condoleezza Rice would be taking over at State.

Which Is The Real Vladimir Putin?

Seeing an opportunity to increase Russia's influence in the Middle East, Putin now wants feelings of animosity extinguished and past threats to be forgotten.

The Lonely Man Of Fidelity

Alas, as many have since pointed out, Rabbi Soloveitchik was not writing, in this or any other essay, a handbook for simplified, tranquil religious life and experience.

The Forgotten Rachels

After the accidental killing of Rachel Corrie, by contrast, Corrie's parents embarked on a major publicity campaign

The Wolf Who Cried ‘Sheep’

Still, no matter how many Jews were killed, and no matter how many times this cycle of PWA treachery repeated itself, Israel came running to the sound of each new PWA cry of "SHEEP" - as if the PWA wasn't actually a wolf.

Learning The Wrong Lessons From The Holocaust

The only real lesson that Marc H. Ellis wishes Jews to learn from the Holocaust is that Israelis are behaving like Nazis and that Jews who assist the Palestinian violence in achieving its aims are ethically equivalent to those few Germans who rescued Jews in World War II from the Gestapo.

The Anti-Semitism Of Israeli Media Leftists

Barel is, of course, entitled to his opinion about the Jews of Hebron, but to compare them to followers of renegade Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is simply twisted and hate-filled demagoguery.

Who I Am

"He's further to the right." "Further to the left." "Too modern. "Too frum." What's in my head is vastly less significant than what's on it.

Sleep Well, Mr. Shalom

It's never pleasant to confront the truth, is it? Politicians, especially those in Israel, usually don't bother to respond to the outraged cries of a betrayed citizenry.

A Nation Of Fourth Sons

Living in a secular world where we are a tiny minority swimming in a sea of non-Jewish popular culture, it takes a nonstop conscious effort to ensure that Moriah knows who she is and what that means.

Lying About Deir Yassin

April 9 marked the 57th anniversary of events that took place in the Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948.

Preventing Bloodshed During Disengagement

The goal now must be to influence the Israeli government to allow for this option as well as for the option of protecting the religious sites in their original locations, under international law, with eventual access for Jews under the proper security precautions.

To Recline Or Not To Recline: A Woman’s Obligation At The Pesach Seder

It's fascinating to realize that the Ramah was so perturbed by the disconnect between his understanding of correct halachic practice and the reality he witnessed around him that he postulated a highly improbable sociological phenomenon.

Double Talk About Democratization

As irony would have it, democracy is now the biggest threat facing the so-called peace process between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Learning From The Master: My Debt To America’s Greatest Judaica Collector

When Abraham Karp was in his early teens growing up in the Bronx, he traveled by subway on shopping trips to the Jewish book dealers on the Lower East Side with his father, Aaron, a furrier who never had much money.

‘The Passion Recut’ – To Fit A New Generation

According to Gibson, the "flogging" segment was "cut in half" and other gory moments toned down in the new version.

Time To Divest… From Columbia

When four out of five of the members of the committee responsible for investigating grievances related to anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements have obvious biases in this area, it seems clear to me that the investigation is a travesty.

Helping And Hurting The Curious and Contradictory Case of Israel’s Original Peace Partner

"There are unfulfilled expectations on both sides," says Fahmy. But despite the drawbacks of the status quo, Fahmy is right when he says it "is better than the alternative."

DeNial At DePaul: The Thomas Klocek Affair

Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America.

Terri Schiavo: Lessons From The Farm

The kids not only come to love the animals but, mainly, they learn a tremendous lesson in responsibility.

The Race For City Hall: Queens Republicans Wonder Whether Mayor Mike’s Worth The Effort

Unlike some of the older Republican groups in this town, the Rockawayites are an amalgam of many viewpoints and had hoped to use this diversity to good political effect.

Holocaust Deniers Should Not Go Unchallenged

Addressing a few dozen people, Irving focused on his legal battle with Lipstadt, describing in detail how she and her lawyers had, in effect, destroyed his reputation and ruined his career.

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