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The coming division of Jerusalem

A little known fact: Israel’s security fence does not, and is not designed to, keep Arab residents of East Jerusalem from entering West  Jerusalem freely. They do....

Colombia offers hope against terrorism

We live in an era in which terrorism scores many triumphs. Day after day, it seems, we read or hear of yet another deadly suicide bombing in some troubled part

Alcohol Poisoning

The Associated Press has analyzed federal records to learn that 157 college-age youth drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005. These are people 18 to 23 —...

95th anniversary

Ever since our 95th edition came out this week, thank-you’s have been lighting up our phones and elongating our e-mail queues. “Beautiful.” “We love it.” “What a...

Mugabe: Crime is colorblind

So perfectly, so sadly, so repugnantly, did Nicholas Kristof put it in the New York Times: If Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwe, were white, he would have been pressured...

From Begin to Olmert, perversity over prisoners

Don’t blame this one on the feckless Ehud Olmert. Former Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin fell prey to the same emotional blackmail. It runs like this: No price is...

Messianics: not discriminating, nor discriminated against

“Discrimination” has two connotations, one positive, one negative. Positively, a person who is discriminating has good taste — in wine, in clothes, in friends and in...

July 4 — obviousities

Hail the Fourth of July, when barbecue picnics scent the sultry midsummer air, when rainbows of fiery light illuminate the balmy night, when Old Glory flutters from many...

A green world, an oil world — both

It need not be, and it should not be, a zero sum game, but the way environmentalism is pushed today, it is a zero-sum game. The same is true for […]

Marsha Gardenswartz, 1953-2008

The boundaries of birth and death allow no argument, only choices. Do we live as insubstantial shadows, or mountains rising high? Marsha Gardenswartz, so petite,...