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Sharon’s Unsettling U-Turn

27 Heshvan 5765 – November 10, 2004
Ariel Sharon's landslide victory over Ehud Barak in February 2001 was widely hailed by the right wing in Israel.

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Three-and-half centuries isn't much in terms of a people whose history can be traced about 3,000 years further back than the arrival of those 23 Jews in North America.

Biggest Scandal Since Watergate

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The 3 Percent Who Would Not Say

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Arafat’s Remains On The Temple Mount? Unthinkable

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What Will Happen To My Promise?

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The Problem’s Not Just Arafat

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Making My Peace With Yizkor

How can you not be moved by an absolutely silent congregation of orphans listening intently to the chazan chanting,

True Speech Versus Free Speech

America prides itself on extending its civil rights, including that of free speech to racist groups and to their hate speech.

Bitter Tuesday

We would represent a mature adult section of society. Sneakers and socks flowing biblical garments and youngsters holding banners were unacceptable.

John Kerry’s Iraq Quandary

On September 6, 2002, John Kerry in an op-ed in The New York Times stated that 'I refuse ever to accept the notion that...

Free Speech, True Speech: An Exchange

Do you consider the Palestine Solidarity Movement's hate speech against Jews and the Jewish state, and in favor of suicide terrorism, "vile" speech or not?

Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks Me

As all Israelis know, Israel has problems like all nations of the world. Still, many students tried to stop me from speaking.

Watching The Returns

7 p.m.: Brit Hume and company over at Fox News look as though they've just been informed of the death of a loved one. Could the exit polls have been even worse than had been rumored all afternoon on the Internet? No one's saying anything, of course, but the atmosphere is positively funereal.

The Moral Clarity Of Fighting Men

In "The Media and the Military," an article in the November issue of The Atlantic - arguably the best serious magazine in America today - Robert Kaplan writes of the great social and cultural divide that exists between the nation's elite journalists and its soldiers.

Tracking Down Those So-Called Quotes

Did Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vow to burn Palestinian children and rape Arabic girls? Did former Israeli leader Menachem Begin refer to Palestinians as "two-legged beasts," and did another Israeli leader declare that all Arabs must be killed unless they are willing to live as slaves?

A Non-Nuanced Middle East Peace Plan

In the October 7, 2004 issue of The New York Review of Books, Rob Malley, who was part of the U.S. team at Camp David, reviewed Dennis Ross's book on the peace process (The Missing Peace) and came to a conclusion very different from Ross.

An Apocalyptic Future? Israel And Middle East Nuclear War (Second Of...

Since the presentation of our original Project Daniel document to Prime Minister Sharon on January 16, 2003 (it remained secret until this past May), there have been a few relatively minor "victories" in the effort to control WMD proliferation among Israel's enemies.

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