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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 May 12, 2011 / 8 Iyar, 5771

Coming soon: The semi-terrorist state of a U.N.-recognized Palestine?

By Nat Hentoff




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Shortly before the Palestinian Authority and Hamas signed a fateful reconciliation agreement on May 5 in Cairo, Uri Avnery, head of Israel's leading peace movement, Gush Shalom, said, in blissful wish fulfillment, "Hamas and Fatah Reconciliation: Good for Peace" (truthout.org, May 2), that Europe and the United States "should en courage the holding of free and democratic Palestinian elections and accept their results, whatever they may be."

In the real world, after the signing ceremony in newly "democratic" Egypt, the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, celebrated "the common goal: 'a Palestinian state with full sovereignty on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital, no settlers and we will not give up the right of return (of many thousands of Palestinian refugees.)"

Not sharing this fixed goal, of course, was Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: "a tremendous blow to peace and a great victory for terrorism." In Washington, the Obama administration, aglow with the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden was "cautious, saying it needs more details" (New York Times, May 4). How many?

Giving unintentional credence to Prime Minister Netanyahu was a major Hamas official, Mahmoud al-Zahar, who explained on April 29 that the pact "does not involve negotiations with Israel or recognizing it." Added Gaza premier, Ismail Haniyeh: any Jewish presence "on our land is illegal and cannot be recognized." (Benny Avni, "Poison Pill for Peace," New York Post, May 1).

Asking an acutely relevant question, a New York Daily News April 30 editorial challenged the Obama administration: "How could the U.S. continue to send hundreds of millions of dollars to the (Palestinian Authority's) Fatah, in effect also transferring taxpayer dollars to a terrorist group...which recently shot an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in a deliberate attempt to kill children." Adds Netanyahu: Peace is not possible "with those who want to destroy us." (NY Times, May 2).

During a debate on the merger of Fatah and Hamas, "Does Hamas pact doom peace process?" (politico.com/arena, April 30), Jason Problete, founding partner of Problete Tamargo LLP, a Washington firm specializing in law and public policy, cast some very cold water on this fusion that in September, will be brought to the U.N. General Assembly to proclaim Palestine as its newest member:

"Fatah and Hamas call a truce? More like an alliance with Iran's mullahs pulling the strings." Iran has been supplying increasingly lethal weapons to Hamas. Mr. Problete continues:

"Hamas is a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under U.S. law. There is no such thing as an FTO by proxy, but this new Fatah-Hamas alliance comes close to it. For U.S. companies and persons that do business with the fused Palestinians, you'd better mind your Ps and Qs moving forward. Maybe it's time to cut U.S. foreign assistance as, in all likelihood, Hamas's benefactorian is celebrating the new alliance in Tehran, a relationship that will hurt U.S. and regional interests."

To say the least.



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Another debater, Garry South, whose Garry South Group is a political strategist for Democrats, provides a graphic addition:

"I was just in Israel and visited a kibbutz just outside Gaza, where the next day the murderous Hamas zealots in Gaza targeted an Israeli school bus across the border and mortally wounded a young boy. Israel will never -- and can never -- negotiate with a Palestinian authority that includes an unreconstructed Hamas."

I have no doubt that Mr. South's prediction is correct. After all, our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, told Congress soon after taking office:

"We will not deal with, nor in any way fund, a Palestinian government that includes Hamas unless and until Hamas has renounced violence, recognized Israel and agreed to follow the previous obligations of the Palestinian Authority." Will she stick to her insistence? On May 6, she cautiously said, "There are many steps that have yet to be undertaken in order to implement the agreement" (businessinsider.com May 6).

Apparently, dance steps?

In any case, when the "new" Egypt proudly began brokering the union between Fatah and Hamas, it also opened its border between it and Hamas's Gaza Strip, as the Wall Street Journal (April 30-May 1) reported:

"Egypt's abrupt move adds to Israel's worries that Egypt will drift toward Iran's orbit of influence," quoting Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al Araby that he was turning "a new page with Iran and may soon offer full diplomatic relations to the Islamic Republic after more than 30 years without high-level official contact."

But dig this in the same story: "The Obama administration sought on Friday to play down Egypt's moves on Gaza and to promote unity government between Hamas and Fatah.

Jacob Sullivan, director of planning and policy at the State Department, argued that there had always been movement of people and quantities of humanitarian goods across the border."

Like that humanitarian anti-tank missile fired at Israeli schoolchildren?

Indeed, Hamas government spokesman Taher Nunu, was pleased that "Egypt has gotten 'positive signals' about the opening of the border and that 'all future progress on Egypt's part is going to serve the interests of the people of Gaza.'"

Chiming in after the agreement was signed, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal confirmed Gaza's interests: "Our only fight is with Israel." (New York Post, May 5). Back on March 1, our leader, Barack Obama, reprimanded a group of U.S. Jewish leaders, telling them to "'search your souls' over Israel's seriousness about making peace" (www.jpost.com, March 11).

When pausing at some point over his deep satisfaction on terminating Osama bin Laden, our president might search into his own soul's long distrustful views of Israel.

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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of several books, including his current work, "The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance". Comment by clicking here.

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