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Surprise, Surprise

8 Kislev 5764 – December 3, 2003
No earth-shaking commentary this week, just a couple of items that took the Monitor by surprise. The first was an amusing exchange in the Nov. 6 issue of The New York Review of Books (NYR) between Forward editor J.J. Goldberg and journalist Elizabeth Drew. Here is Goldberg's letter to the editor complaining about Drew's mischaracterization of the Forward:

From Monsey With Love

It was not easy and it took a long time but recently the Hashmonaim community was finally able to celebrate the dedication of a new ambulance with the latest life-saving features.

Arutz-7 Affair Highlights Leftist Hypocrisy

4 Kislev 5764 – November 28, 2003
The modern-day Left has developed and articulated this technique as a branch of the communication sciences.

Sudan And The Oslo Peace Process: Delusions Of Western Diplomacy

Despite the continued reporting of atrocities during the cease-fire and the motive to destroy villages in the path of oil expansion in the Eastern Upper Nile, the Civilian Protection Monitoring Team neglected to interview key witnesses who were readily available.

Inspired By A Weekend With ‘Israel Inspires’

Although on an intellectual level I knew there was a huge Muslim presence on campuses across North America, I wasn't prepared emotionally for the malevolence that Jewish students must confront on a daily basis.

The Second American Civil War

The Left believes that marriage should be redefined and that judges alone are entitled to do so.

Israel’s Left Wins Its Jihad Against Arutz-7

Yet another nail was banged last week into the coffin of Israeli democracy.

Germany’s Emboldened Neo-Nazis

2 Kislev 5764 – November 26, 2003
The victimization card is one of the more potent ones used by the neo-Nazis.

Blog Rules

The influence of bloggers and their weblogs, already growing by leaps and bounds thanks to such polarizing controversies as the war in Iraq and such Internet-driven phenomena as the Howard Dean presidential campaign, reached new heights in October with the Gregg Easterbrook affair.

Letters To The Editor

Don't Prove Baker RightA number of years ago it was alleged that James Baker, at the time the U.S. secretary of state under the...

Palestinian Terrorism Now Takes Barbarism To New Lows

On Rosh Hashana eve, at around 9:00 p.m. on September 26, a very heroic Palestinian "freedom fighter" knocked on the door of a trailer home in Negahot, where 30 religious families live quietly on two barren hilltops, and jubilantly murdered a seven-month-old girl.

History Bites Back

27 Heshvan 5764 – November 21, 2003
A propaganda campaign was begun, claiming that the small country had committed 'war crimes' and violated international law.

Traitors And Hypocrites

In modern times, from the McCarthy hearings to the trial of O.J. Simpson, we've been reminded of the wounding power of words. Because of this, the two of us are very careful with the words we use, particularly words like "traitor" and "hypocrite."

Who Hates Israel Now?

Israel's political system is, in many ways, as liberal as the European liberal democracies and has, despite years of terrorism, managed to remain intact.

The Battle Of Beilingrad

If Israel is ever destroyed, Yossi Beilin will have more than his fair share of responsibilityfor it, second only to Shimon Peres himself.

Letters To The Editor

Better Use For F-15sThe Sharon government was justifiably praised by Jewish commentators for the symbolic flyover by three IAF F-15s over Auschwitz recently.Yet, these...

Gray Lady’s Slip Still Showing

25 Heshvan 5764 – November 19, 2003
The New York Times last week confirmed - yet again - what a decidedly unreliable news source it's become, particularly for readers old-fashioned enough to put a premium on careful and accurate reporting.

Arafat Will Save Us

In an attempt to undermine the Israeli government, a group of failed Leftist politicians are "negotiating" a peace with several Palestinian Arabs.

This Is What Israel Spends Its Money On?

20 Heshvan 5764 – November 14, 2003
I've seen Hollywood marches - and almost without exception the organizers and most of the participants are Jewish - to save the whales, the trees, and the ferrets.

Good Walls And Bad Walls

America has created ditches barbed wire fences electronic devices instituted patrols border crossing stop-points and utilized guard dogs - all intended to keep undesirable people and products out of the country.

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