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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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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

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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

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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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Jewish World Review Oct. 16, 2003 /20 Tishrei, 5764

Will the Gaza roadside bombing be the last straw?

By Steve Goldstein

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http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (KRT) The roadside bomb that killed three U.S. private security guards traveling in an official convoy in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday may also have claimed another casualty: the argument that Palestinian militant groups are distinguishable from terrorist organizations.

Palestinian officials denounced the attack, and the militant groups denied responsibility. But members of Congress and terrorism analysts said the attack is likely to increase pressure on the U.S. government to treat Palestinian groups as kin to al-Qaida and its anti-American brethren.

"All of these groups -- Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad -- these are all rogue elements, all anti-U.S. entities and all have hatred for our values and they are targeting U.S. citizens," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., called on the Bush administration "to get serious about the next phase of the war on terrorism."

Until now, U.S. policy toward these groups has been influenced by the European view that Hamas, particularly, is a social welfare group fighting for the liberation of Palestine.

Graham said Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad share the characteristics of receiving support "from a state that possesses weapons of mass destruction, they have a history of hating and killing Americans, and they have the ability today to strike within the United States of America."

Hezbollah, said Graham, "is the A team."

Some U.S. intelligence officials said they doubt Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad has the kind of network in Gaza needed to conduct the attack and that the Gaza-based Hamas was the leading suspect.

But President Bush, in a statement, sent an unmistakable signal to the Palestinian Authority that it was ignoring the terror pedigrees of all three groups and their possible use as tools for the goals of al-Qaida.

"Palestinian authorities should have acted long ago to fight terror in all its forms," Bush said.

Bush forcefully criticized Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and implicitly gave Ahmed Qureia, the new prime minister, a strong directive to crack down on the three groups.

Harvard University lecturer and terror expert Jessica Stern said that the United States will be compelled to pay more attention to Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.

"The attack will strengthen the hand of those who have long seen these groups as a threat to international security," said Stern, author of the recently published "Terror in the Name of G-d," which examines the aims of religious militants. "If anyone still viewed the situation between Israel and the Palestinians as (an internal one), that view has almost certainly been altered forever," she said.

Coincidentally, the House of Representatives passed the so-called Syria Accountability Act, which directs the president to impose severe economic and diplomatic sanctions unless Syria ceases its alleged support for terrorism, ends its occupation of Lebanon and stops any development of weapons of mass destruction.

The bill passed, 398-4, after the White House withdrew its initial objection.

The bombing is also likely to increase tensions between the United States and Syria. Ros-Lehtinen, who sponsored the Syria Accountability Act, noted that all three groups have presences in Syria.

"Syria has not improved its behavior," Ros-Lehtinen said. "It's become more of a problem in that volatile region."

Former National Security Council official Daniel Benjamin, now a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., cautioned that the United States has "limited options" for dealing with the three groups.

One possible outcome will be "fewer calls for restraint" on the part of the Israelis, who will be seen as fighting the war on terror in its own backyard.

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