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July 22, 2004
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war on terror
The intifadeh is over — just listen
By Zev Chafets

Palestinians who accuse Israel of conducting state terrorism are right. Israel has indeed terrorized the terrorists into submission. The size and cost of the defeat is just now sinking in. The crowds torching Arafat's military installations are conducting their own version of a 9/11 commission.


reality check
West Bank and Gaza Arabs fearing what life will be like after Israel leaves
By Frida Ghitis

For years, Israel has charged that Arafat runs an administration ruled by corruption, cronyism and support for terrorism. Arafat's response has been to point to Israel's excesses in the occupied territories. With Israeli soldiers manning checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza, the people found it easy to turn their anger and frustration on Israel. This time, however, efforts to shift his critics' attention toward the outside enemy are proving more difficult.


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Over five years ago, I launched JewishWorldReview.com and told one and all that I would "put my heart" into it — what has resulted may have been more literal than I had imagined.

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Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Something cold, something new

Andrei Codrescu: The reading catastrophe

Dan Abrams: What is Michael Jackson's defense team so afraid of?

Glenn H. Reynolds: Why are the kids alright?

Joe Scarborough: Berger as Inspector Clouseau?

Jeff Jacoby: Chappaquiddick's unanswered questions

Marton Peretz: Turning Tale (BLISTERING!)

Steve Young: If Kerry wants to win he better start acting like a loser

Suzanne Fields: The mommy party's tea party

Jonathan Rauch: Post-9/11, financial security has a whole new meaning

Bob Tyrrell: France is on the march — so don't dare get out of line

Larry Elder: What media bias?

Dick Morris: Kennedy v. Clinton: The Dem divide

George Will: Closing the book on literature

Anne Coulter: It's never a good idea to take advice from your enemies

Cal Thomas: When the foundations are being destroyed

Thomas Sowell: The grand fallacy



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The Jewish Ethicist: Corporate obligations to the community

Jonathan Tobin: There's nothing wrong with a pandering platform

Nate Bloom: Jewz in the Newz

Dennis Prager: Presbyterian Church defames Christianity

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Just say 'NO'

Daniel Pipes: Palestinian anarchy

Herbert London: Why the world hates Israel

Richard Z. Chesnoff: Return the 'Palestinians' back to where they originated?

Rabbi Berel Wein: On the road again — and again and again

Tom Siegfried: Asimov's ‘Foundation’ theories on society move from fiction to academia

Charles Krauthammer: U. N. will go to any length to condemn Israel, including enabling murder

Jonathan Tobin: International court grants Arabs a right to terror and Israelis a right to die

Binyamin Netanyahu: A fence of last resort

Rabbi Aryeh Spero: French Indifference to Evil Escalates

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: These Arabs fear being branded traitors — and you know what that can mean! — because they find the security fence beneficial

Alan Dershowitz: Hague deserves world's contempt for anti-Israeli bigotry

Yossi Klein Halevi: The pattern of Palestinian rejectionism

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Islam is a religion of WHAT?

Lisa Haddock: New book looks at life and love in a Jerusalem few see

Dr. Ergun Mehmet Caner: Moore's 'hate-riotism'

Walter Williams: Will the West survive?

Dennis Prager: So, we're hated

Charles Krauthammer: Israel's Intifada Victory

Jeff Jacoby: Mutilations and Muslim law

Greg Crosby: How we will lose the Islamo-Fascist War

Dennis Prager: The greatest sin

Alan Dershowitz: Does oppression cause homicide bombings?

Dennis Prager: Shame on the news media, too

Yossi Klein Halevi: Kabbalah goes Hollywood

Charles Krauthammer: The Real Mideast 'Poison'

Mark Steyn: Why the Palestinians are in such a state

Jonathan Mark: Satmar's Sisters of Mercy

Melanie Phillips: The hard lessons of terror (BRILLIANT!)

Rick Jervis: Your institution doesn't deserve government protection, you're religious!

Dennis Prager: People are beautiful, the world stinks

Rabbi Y. Y. Rubinstein: Big Worries (MUST READ!)

Dennis Prager: What does 'Judeo-Christian' mean?

Evan Osnos: At Arab bastion of ‘enlightenment’student politicians campaign on which party has killed more Israelis

Michael Freund: A CALL TO PSALMS

Jonathan Rosenblum: Mikey's song (INSPIRING!)

Omer Bartov: Did Hitlerism die with Hitler? (MUST READ!)

Kathleen Parker: Moral men learn it's lonely at the top

Anonymous, as told to Chaim Walder: Ringed-in by a mistake

Rabbi Shimon Finkelman: The sage and his ‘special’ friend (INSPIRING!!)

Jennifer Seigel: Why has a new kosher cookbook sold over 24,000 copies in a week?

Larry Elder: What you need to know about the 'religion of peace'

Larry Elder: What you need to know about the 'religion of peace', Part II

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Culture of death? Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of ‘honor killings’ (SICKENING!)

Cal Thomas: The ‘Arab Street's’ concept of freedom

Mortimer B. Zuckerman: Graffiti On History's Walls (MUST-READ!)

Mark Steyn: Muslim paranoia: Enemies made us impotent!

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Know thy enemy

Fiamma Nirenstein: How I became an ‘unconscious fascist’ (MUST-READ!)

Cal Thomas: Useful idiots in the Middle East

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: WAKE UP CALL! (WARNING! Not for the apathetic or squeamish)

Cal Thomas: The Threat Among Us

Five Towns Radio

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