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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 30, 2003 / 30 Sivan, 5763

Arabs' choice: The ‘road map’ or Israeli fury

By Sidney Zion

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Email this article | Here's where Middle East doves and hawks come together on the Israeli-Palestinian war: They believe that George W. Bush is Bill Clinton. Huh?

Well, the doves love President Bush's road map. They see it as a return to former President Bill Clinton's hands-on-Israel policy that will deliver the West Bank and Gaza to the Palestinians.

The hawks hate it for the same reason.

Woe unto the Palestinians if they're both wrong. Because if Bush is true to his reputation as a man who means what he says, this road map will not be the road show they think it is. Instead, it will be the last chance they have for peace.

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The road map they signed on to obligates them to destroy the infrastructure of Hamas and the other terrorist gangs as a first step. If they don't do that — and Mahmoud Abbas, the prime minister, says he'll never use force to do it — the only thing the Palestinians will have is the hope that Bush will double-cross Israel and force it into appeasement.

If they're wrong — and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is betting his life, if not his country, that they are — Bush will walk away from the road map and allow Israel to do what we did in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The way of the world has never changed. If there is no diplomatic solution, there must be a military solution. Israel cannot sit around and have its citizens killed while the Palestinian politicians sit back and say they have no power over their terrorists.

Yet this is exactly what Israel was told to do by the Clinton administration and in lesser ways by the Bush administration.

Let your voice be heard! To express your concerns about the administration's plan for the Holy Land, you may contact

President George W. Bush by fax: (202) 456-2461, (Andrew Card, Chief of Staff) or by e-mail.

Dr. Condoleeza Rice, National Security Advisor, FAX (202) 456-2883, PHONE (202) 456-9491

Mr. Elliot Abrams, the Director for Near East and North African Affairs, at FAX (202) 456-9120, and by phone through his secretary Joanna, (202) 456-9121

Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, 1000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1000 or by e-mail form:

Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1010 or by e-mail form

So what's the difference?

It's Sharon, who has been around forever and has seen American presidents back — and then back away from — Israel, from Harry Truman through Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bush I and Clinton. Sharon trusts this president.

I think he has good reason. Bush is the first American president to stand strong against terrorism. This surely has to do with what happened Sept. 11, 2001, but maybe more. Long before W became president, he and Sharon were friends — Sharon took him on a helicopter tour of the West Bank, and few who have done this with Sharon can forget his description of Israel's pre-1967 borders.

The Israeli hawks have been at Sharon ever since he agreed to the road map. They accuse him of selling out the land of Israel, and they cannot believe he used the word "occupation" for the West Bank.

The doves praise him for this. They see him as Nixon going to China — as if the Israeli public wanted nothing of peace until Sharon agreed to the road map. Or as if America wanted nothing to do with China until Nixon. The analogy is wrong, stupid.

The Israelis were never the problem. They wanted peace even before their existence as a state. The Arabs were the problem then, and they are the problem now.

The terrorist gangs that pledge to destroy Israel are right in one way about the road map: If it works — if Abbas overcomes his boss Yasser Arafat and destroys their arms and infrastructure — they will lose their dream of wiping out "the Zionist entity."

But it Arafat puts down his old deputy and thus kills the road map — well, as I said, woe unto the Palestinian people.

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