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2000, 2008, 2014 have a lot in common

At the Camp David talks sponsored by President Bill Clinton in 2000, Israel under Ehud Barak offered Yasir Arafat a Palestinian state on the West Bank, with additional territory from Israel proper in exchange for Israeli settlements.

Yasir Arafat refused.

No Palestinian state.

In 2008, in Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israel under Ehud Olmert offered Mahmoud Abbas a Palestinian state on the West Bank, plus the land swaps — and a capital in East Jerusalem, as well as sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

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If a Nazi is a Nazi...

A beheading by an Islamic adherent in America cannot coherently be recast as ‘workplace violence.’ To do so is to deny a critical lesson of the Holocaust. One often hears of “the lessons of the Holocaust.” Usually this is taken to indicate the need to counter hate, however minimally manifest, lest it grow into a monster, just as Hitler, originally a marginal figure, grew into a monster. But there are other lessons, quite pertinent to the hate that we find in the world today. One of ...
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What happens if someone begins to show Ebola symptoms while in flight?

The superiority of the US health system is an irrelevancy if an airline passenger from an Ebola-affected area comes down with Ebola symptoms while in flight to the US. What happens if someone begins to show Ebola systems while in flight? There is no way to quarantine the victim. There is no medically guaranteed way to stop the spread of the virus to the other passengers. We are all suffering from an erroneous terminological association from the HIV/AIDS crisis. That association is the fact ...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:12 )

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General Motors’ chickens come home to roost

In 33 years, GM’s market share dropped from 40% to under 20%. Even 40% was a shadow of GM’s prior dominance. GM’s Nazi past is a point to consider. General Motors was an ally of Hitler. General Motors has been profitable in eight of the last 33 years. General Motors was an indispensable cog in the Third Reich’ rearmament. General Motors’ market share has dropped from 40% to under 20% in the last 33 years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:17 )

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Iran calls the kettle black

I. Multiple Choice Test. Here are the answers to choose from: [A] Khaled Maashal, leader of Hamas. [B] Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran. [C] President Barack Obama [D] Neville Chamberlain [E] George Orwell [F] Alfred E. Neuman Here is the question: Who said the following —

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:15 )

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From the Archive: The funeral (and TV movie) of Klinghoffer

Raffi Wineburg Decades before thousands would show up to protest “The Death of Klinghoffer,” over 1,000 came to honor the death of Klinghoffer. ... [Link]

Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, pioneering online Talmud teacher, dies at 56

Raffi Wineburg Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, founder and director of online Talmud study program MAQOM and author of numerous books, has died. ... [Link]

Nominations open for NBN Bonei Zion Prize for outstanding immigrants

Marcy Oster Nominations have opened for the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize recognizing outstanding English-speaking immigrants to Israel. ... [Link]

Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

Marcy Oster Lawyers for an American of Palestinian descent accused of concealing her conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel are seeking to bar references to terrorism at her trial. ... [Link]

Israeli envoy: Jordan king blasting Israel to appease his Arab allies

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent claim that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. ... [Link]

Danish health director: No reason to ban circumcision

Cnaan Liphshiz Denmark’s national health authority does not think non-medical circumcision is risky enough to justify a ban on it, the body’s director said. ... [Link]

European rabbis seek laws singling out anti-Semitic hate speech

Cnaan Liphshiz European rabbis called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews. ... [Link]

Ireland’s Upper House calls on government to recognize Palestine

Marcy Oster Without voting, Ireland’s Upper House accepted the nonbinding motion for formal recognition of Palestine statehood. ... [Link]

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