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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

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

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

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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

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

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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

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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 Nov. 10, 2004 / 26 Mar-Cheshvan, 5765

Nothing will change in ‘Palestine’ during the transition from kaffiyehs and holsters to suits and ties

By Dov Fischer

Now Arafat is dead in the land of quiche, mousse, croissant, vichysoisse, and Jew-hatred, consulting with Generalissimo Francisco Franco. And it is not a time for Israel or her friends to celebrate.

https://www.jewishworldreview.com | The irony for Israel and her supporters is that Arafat always has provided a clarity that many others around him obfuscate because the others wear business suits and ties rather than kaffiyehs and gun-holsters. They speak more cleverly, in the manner of Hanan Ashrawi and Saeb Erekat, than Arafat ever has. In his absence, extraordinary pressure will mount against Israel, even from her friends, who will insist: "We stood with you for all the Arafat Years and refused to meet with Arafat and turned a blind eye to your military actions in Jenin and throughout Gaza, even your targeted elimination-hits aimed at removing the schemers of terror and the "ticking bombs." We backed you — overtly or through our silence — as you acted to offset and counter Arafat's terror. Now, with him gone, we expect you to reciprocate and 'make overtures' to the Palestinian Authority and 'take risks for peace' so that his successor(s) can bring 'hope' that a new day is dawning."

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Israel will be posed with The Global Test.

Thus, Arafat's departure to better French cuisine — well, they may not be serving mousse where he is going, although he may recognize Napoleon — is going to make it much harder for Israel to explain her cognition that, beneath their suits and ties, Arafat's successors bring the same agenda to destroy Israel. The children's textbooks of "Palestine" will continue to teach hate against Jews. Look to see whether they are withdrawn. The children's television programs of "Palestine" will continue to encourage them to blow themselves up and murder Jews. Look to see whether they are canceled from the Fall TV line-up. The children's summer camps of "Palestine" will continue training them to murder. Look to see whether the camp offerings are changed to arts and crafts. Well, maybe leave it at arts. The newspapers of "Palestine" will continue running crossword puzzles that define Israel out of existence. Look to see whether they change the clues. Town Squares of "Palestine" will retain their names in honor of suicide bombers. Look to see whether they are re-named for peace advocates.

Nothing will change in "Palestine" during the transition from kaffiyehs and holsters to suits and ties.

Even with British Prime Minister Tony Blair congratulating President George W. Bush by welcoming his reelection, pledging continued support for the War in Iraq — and then reminding President Bush that Blair's agenda calls for moving full-speed on "Mideast Peace" as soon as the War in Iraq resolves itself. So Israel is in for some profoundly rough riding after the calm. Presumably that is why Israeli prime Minister Ariel Sharon wanted his questionable "Half-the-loaf is-better-than-nothing" solution on the table — securing President Bush's full blessing for that plan to retreat from Gaza but to hold high-density Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria — while Arafat still is/was around. So Mr. Sharon got his plan on the table to fill the vacuum opened when the Bush "Roadmap" got blown up — just as had the Zinni Plan before it, and all the many, many plans that preceded that one dating back forty years to the Rogers Plan.

Now Arafat is dead in the land of quiche, mousse, croissant, vichysoisse, and Jew-hatred, consulting with Generalissimo Francisco Franco. And it is not a time for Israel or her friends to celebrate.

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Those fine folks from Hamas, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Islamic Jihad, Force 17, the Palestine Authority, Tanzim, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, and all the other candidates are sharpening their knives and donning their suicide belts — while the Hanan Ashrawis and Saeb Erekats prepare their endorsements — for the new season of primaries, "Palestine-style." The "Blow Up the Vote" drives in Ramallah and Jenin are coming — not sure who will be doing the concerts, but Michael Moore can't be far behind.

After they finish with each other, the survivors will turn their attention on Israel. Israel will have to be very, very strong. We know what the Global Test from France, Germany, and Russia will try to impose, and we know what Kofi Annan's United Nations will demand of Israel. But what will Israel's friends in Washington demand?

Israel will have to be very, very strong — because help is not on the way.

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