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Negotiating out of weakness

Sometimes you have no choice but to negotiate. Lyndon B. Johnson would have told you after it became clear that he would not beat John F. Kennedy for the Democratic...

Hollywood couldn’t have done it any better

“Pure fiction,” is what French media watchdog Philippe Karsenty called the ostensible news film aired eight years ago by a major French television station. Actually,...

G-d, the Holocaust and a pastor

Comments about G-d and the Holocaust made in a sermon 10 years ago by a leading evangelical pastor, John Hagee, have received a great deal of attention. They have led to...

Segues of our lives: F and B

Life’s points of departure are always a challenge. How do you leave a life or a world behind and embrace a new, different one? Navigating these transitions is never...

‘What do you do for a living?’ — ‘I design bullets’

“My favorite topic: how to kill people, that is, how best to kill people.” That wasn’t the actual headline, but it could have been. This bullet vs. that bullet....

Watson, meet Nakamura

Have you heard this joke? As you’ll see, it’s not entirely a joke. A Jew spends years teaching his parrot to daven the entire High Holiday services. The parrot’s...

Time for President Bush to nominate judges

Under the best of circumstances, legal proceedings take time. Patience is required no matter what side of the table one is on. It is incumbent upon all concerned to do...

Should Israel dismantle checkpoints to make life easier for the Palestinians?

Checkpoints criss-cross the West Bank and the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. They make it difficult for Palestinians to travel to work, to friends or...

The ghost’s ghost

I’ve never had a ghost writer. But what about a ghost’s ghost? That would be Andrea Jacobs, IJN senior writer. I drift by Andrea’s window, tossing out the standard,...

Good and bad

Something difficult happened the other day when someone’s knee jerk reaction was blithely declaring that everything G-d does is for the best. They proceeded with a...