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A High Fly Matzah Ball into SHALLOW Center Field”

22 Av 5763 – August 20, 2003
It happened to have been Jewish Heritage Day at Shea Stadium.  What, I wondered, is “Jewish Heritage?”  Well, now I was going to find out.

Truman Diaries Expose Toothless Watchdog

The Monitor really hadn't planned on writing once again about Harry Truman.

Under Cover Among The Terrorists

18 Av 5763 – August 15, 2003
Little could I imagine when I responded to an employment ad in a paper, just over five years ago, that my career would evolve the way it did.

Road Map 2018: A View From The Future

The president has declared over and over that Israel has nothing to fear but fear itself.

Gunslingers, Desperados, And The Wild, Wild West (Bank)

Drama ensues, however, when he receives word that Mayor Bushwack wants Hopalong to come to terms with Fat Rat Harry, head of the bloodthirsty gang.

What Am I Missing Here?

Silence in the American media -- certainly nothing like the coverage we see from Ms. Wilkinson and others of her persuasion when Israel tears down olive groves that have been used for cover by terrorist bomb throwers.

Letters To The Editor

Blame Tenet For PollardThe revelation that CIA Director George Tenet offered questionable information to President Bush concerning Iraq and uranium brings to mind how...

The Truman Diary

As is evident from this week's Media Monitor, readers of The Jewish Press should not be shocked by the revelation of President Harry S. Truman's anti-Jewish statements discovered in a 1947 diary ("The Jews, I find are very, very selfish....")

The Refugee Poll

We were as surprised as everyone else by the poll by a Palestinian pollster that barely 10% ofPalestinians who had at some point lived within the "green line" - or had parents who did - had any desire to return.

King Sweeney And The Peace Process

One of the unchallenged axioms of American civic
religion is that each and every group of people on earth must
consist of an "overwhelmingly vast majority of decent
hard-working honest people who want peace and are tolerant
and freedom-loving and anti-violence."

Just Wild About Harry

15 Av 5763 – August 13, 2003
Harry Truman reached out from the grave last week and exposed the media's double standard when it comes to judging Democrats and Republicans. A librarian at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, discovered a 1947 diary of Truman's that had been sitting unopened on a shelf for some four decades.

Meet The Real Mahmoud Abbas

12 Av 5763 – August 9, 2003
In addition to this threat to limit access by Jews to their holiest site was his outright rejection that there had ever been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount.

A World Held Hostage

10 Av 5763 – August 8, 2003
And where are the voices of "middle of the road" modern Muslims expressing gratitude and thanks for the liberation of millions of their brothers & sisters from Saddam's ghastly oppression?

Proud To Be Hated

Initially, Judaism had the audacity to tell the world, "Thou Shalt Behave!" Now America has the audacity to enforce it.

Find The Human WMD

Suicide bombings have been justified by Hamas and Palestinian spokesmen with the claim that they are engaged in a war against an occupying power and that religion and international law permit the use of any means in resistance to occupation.

The Reparations Lawsuit Against France’s National Railway

We have often been somewhat critical of some of the war reparations class-action lawsuits filed against Germany and other European countries.

The Tenafly, New Jersey Eruv

The Supreme Court's recent decisions concerning gay rights and affirmative action, overshadowed its refusal to accept for review a federal appeals court decision that had required the township of Tenafly, New Jersey to allow the erecting of an eruv using telephone poles.

The Reality Of Iraq

Despite the growing dismay over the daily attacks against American forces in Iraq, it should by now be quite clear that things could not really be otherwise.

Letters To The Editor

Joe On JoeThe June issue of Reader's Digest featured an interview with actor Harrison Ford. He was asked, "Your father was Roman Catholic, your...

Promise Anything And Go About Your Business

How did it come to be that the Palestinian Authority, which is required, by the "road map" it signed onto "unconditionally," to dismantle Hamas and other specifically identified terrorist groups, has declared that it will not disarm them, agreeing instead to a ceasefire in place and also offering them a place in their government?

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