Monthly Archives: April 2007

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The Real Jimmy Carter

By Alan M. Dershowitz FrontPageMagazine.com April 27, 2007 I have known Jimmy Carter for years. I first met him in the spring of 1976 when, as a relatively unknown candidate for president, he sent me a handwritten letter asking for…

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Your Next Trip

As I read my postings from Israel, I note that most of them have some reference to the wars fought to defend this country and the terrorist attacks that they have endured. I feel I am contributing to the distorted…

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The Taste of Security

From the abandoned old Syrian concrete outpost you can look down to the right and see a field that the Israelis once plowed with armed tractors or military escort. On the horizon to the left is the kibbutz Gadot. Before…

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Taking Ancient Wisdom Literally

A bus driver in Jerusalem on Yaffa Street notices smoke coming out of a car behind him in his rear view mirror. He stops the bus tries to pull the driver out of the burning car. The driver resists. The…

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Open for Business

By Henry Oliner Genine was born in Queens, New York. Her parents were holocaust refugees. Hearing of their stories growing up, she saw Israel as the miracle it was; a fulfilled 2000 year old dream in the wake of the…

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Rowdy Teenagers in Dimona

Dimona is not a city commonly visited in Israel. It is in the southern part of Israel seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Relative to a more popular Tel Aviv or Jerusalem it seems to be in the middle of…

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Bread, Bullets, and a Tanning Salon – How Israel Won the War

Outside of Tel Aviv is the site where a kibbutz once stood. Among the very spartan concrete buildings that once housed the workers is a small courtyard between the laundry and bakery that served the kibbutz. Beneath the courtyard with…

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A Canary in the Coal Mine

When I told folks in Macon I was going to Tel Aviv they acted like I was going to Bagdad. Tel Aviv is modern, secular, yet very Israeli. As I walked along the beach I could have been in Miami…

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From the Holocaust to Virginia Tech

There were 33 tragedies at Virginia Tech yesterday, this is the story of only one. This is the week of Yom Hashoah when the victims of the holocaust are remembered. Liviu Librescu survived the Holocaust, but did not survive the…

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Palestinians Murder Journalist,… Journalists boycott Israel..?

Help me with this logic: A Palestinian group abducts and then murders BBC reporter Alan Johnston in Gaza. The National Union of Journalists in Britain votes to boycott………… Israel. What motivates journalists to take such a political stand and then…

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The Three Most Important Points to Understand about the Holocaust

by Henry Oliner The Holocaust stands as a unique event in the history of western civilization, yet sometimes it seems as if few people other than the Jews really understand it. Some wonder why the Jews obsess on it and…

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Humility does exist in Politics- Fred Thompson and Highway 43

as noted in www.Redstate.com April 2, 2007The Honorable Joey HensleyNashville, TN 37243 Dear Joey, I read where the naming of a segment of U.S. Highway 43 in Lawrenceburg after me is under consideration. I cannot blame anybody if there is…

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Still rejecting the obvious.. The Tax Cuts Worked

Remember the shrill warnings during the early Bush years from the likes of Paul Krugman and others on the disaster looming with Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich?” In spite of the obvious success of the Bush Tax Policy in…

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Silver Bullets and Real Solutions

from Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post The Americans pushed for elections in the hopes of finding a silver bullet that would instantly solve the problem of tyranny in the Arab world. But in their rush, the Americans trampled the…

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Lieberman notes …something profoundly wrong

Senator Lieberman said: There is something profoundly wrong when opposition to the war in Iraq seems to inspire greater passion than opposition to Islamist extremism. There is something profoundly wrong when there is so much distrust of our intelligence community…

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Kim Jong has No Dong

Kim Jong-il has No Dong. Please, no giggling. It’s not a side effect of the counterfeit Viagra that North Korea manufactures (seriously). No Dong is the name of his missile system. “Dong” is Korean for “dong,” and “no” is Korean…

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The Other Refugees

The Daily Telegraph of the UK has been ahead of the pack in reporting on events in Lebanon. Last August, its correspondents were among the first to report on Hezbollah’s efforts to conceal its casualties in the summer conflict with…

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Ready to Meet with Anyone except….

After the smashing success of their Syrian jaunt, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos are considering another trip–“to open a dialogue with Iran,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports:“Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a…

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It’s all Angelina Jolie’s fault!

The wisdom of Ralph Peters The Dems on Capitol Hill pretend that setting a deadline for a troop withdrawal won’t even have serious consequences in Iraq. Yet the reverberations are already ringing through the entire region. Not only do Iran’s…

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Who’s afraid of Marwan Barghouti?

By demanding the release of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti in return for IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, Hamas has succeeded in creating turmoil among the Fatah top brass in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.Some Fatah leaders are not only…

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