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Archive of posts published in the category: Terrorism

Ideas Will Remain

from Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe,’ I see parchment burning, but the letters are soaring free’ I refuse to excerpt this article. I insist you read it in its entirety.

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Welcome to Civilization

From Rick Perry Speaks in London in The Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin Excerpt: The hatreds of unassimilated radicals only draw further attention to anti-Semitism in general.  It’s a familiar problem in a new time. In Europe it ranges as in…

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The First Target of Tyranny

The following is an excerpt from a sermon given by Rabbi Shalom Lewis in Atlanta: Israel is the laboratory – the test market.  Every death, every explosion, every grisly encounter is not a random, bloody orgy.  It is a calculated,…

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Disgracefully Politically Correct

The following is an excerpt from a sermon given by Rabbi Shalom Lewis in Atlanta: Not all Germans were Nazis – most were decent, most were revolted by the Third Reich, most were good citizens hoisting a beer, earning a…

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By the Waters of Babylon

The following is an excerpt from a sermon given by Rabbi Shalom Lewis in Atlanta: We must be diligent students of history and not sit in ash cloth at the waters of Babylon weeping.  We cannot be hypnotized by eloquent-sounding…

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Unwitting Co-conspirators

The following is an excerpt from a sermon given by Rabbi Shalom Lewis in Atlanta: Now before some folks roll their eyes and glance at their watches let me state emphatically, unmistakably – I have no pathology of hate, nor…

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An Israeli Perspective of the Ground Zero Mosque

Dan Gordis writes in The Jerusalem Post a different insight into the ground zero mosque. In The Ground Zero mosque – what US could learn from Israel Gordis writes that the issue of religious tolerance must not blind us to…

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A Fly in the Coffee

A fly falls into a cup of coffee and… The Italian – throws the cup, breaks it, and walks away in a fit of rage. The German – carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of…

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Entebbe- Another Reason to Remember July 4

An airline was hijacked to Uganda by  terrorists with 95 Jewish hostages on June 27th, 1976. On July 4th three planes landed in Israel with most of the hostages rescued after one of the most audacious  and successful raids in…

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911 Memorial Unveiled…. in Jerusalem

What does it say that this memorial was unveiled in Jerusalem while we still have a hole int he ground?  Remember which side of the ‘fence’ this was built on. Tips to Letty Kaplan

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Peace is Not a Process

Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe Peace vs the ‘peace process’ October 14, 2009 Excerpts: In an important article in the current Middle East Quarterly, Daniel Pipes reviews the terrible failure of the 1993 Oslo accords, and homes in on…

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Micah Halpern on Iran and Nukes

The local federation hosted Micah Halpern this evening at the Cox Theatre.  He is an authority on Iran and their nuclear effort. A few random yet relevant points. There are 3,000 FBI agents. None of them have passed the test…

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The Source of Anti Americanism in the Middle East

“Of course the Palestinian problem does play some role in the Middle Eastern anti-Americanism. It does so in some places more than others, however- in Jordon, for example, with its very large Palestinian population, where the “street” is far more…

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Netanyahu and Churchill

As Churchill advocated taking Hitler at his written and spoken word,  Benjamin Netanyahu insists that Muslim radicals must be taken at their word. Benjamin or ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu’s speech at the UN General Assembly contained a moral clarity that belies a…

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Terrorism Requires a New Legal Framework

The debate over the enhanced interrogation techniques is almost Orwellian.  It is torture? Of course it is.  So is listening to any number of talking head simplistic moralizers from either end of the spectrum.  It is torture and the difference…

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Three Components of a Conspiracist

from the Daily Gut- (just added to my recommended sites) go here So Charlie Sheen recently penned a fictitious conversation between himself and President Obama – one in which he questions our Commander-in-chief on the big 9/11 cover up. Yes,…

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Neutralizing Iran

One of the options for neutralizing Iran’s nuclear capability would be to deploy a missile defense system that would render their missiles worthless.  The U.S. will be testing such a system in Israel soon. See the article here in the…

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

While mindless mantras kept advocating that we are LESS safe as a result of Bush’s anti terror policies, some of us could not ignore the absence of terror attacks on our soil after 9/11. One reason was a very deliberate…

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The Plague of Al- Qaeda

The old fashioned Medievil ‘plague’ has infected an Al-Qaeda group in Algeria. Do they surrender to seek medical treatment? Apparently several have dropped dead. Living in caves and rejecting modernity, they suffer from poor medical care. Is it divine justice…

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Worrying about the Wrong People

WHO’S VULNERABLE? Steyn on the WorldSaturday, 13 December 2008 Excerpts Tom Gross produced a jaw-dropping round-up of Bombay media coverage: The discovery that, for the first time in an Indian terrorist atrocity, Jews had been attacked, tortured, and killed produced…

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