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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

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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

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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

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April 4, 2014

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 August 24, 2006 / 30 Menachem-Av, 5766

Iraq and the other war

By Cal Thomas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Sorting through the verbal clutter that often characterizes a George W. Bush news conference, one can find small nuggets of valuable truth.

One was, "It's in our interests that we help reformers across the Middle East achieve their objectives. This is the fundamental challenge of the 21st century."

Another, "a failed Iraq in the heart of the Middle East will provide safe haven for terrorists and extremists. It will embolden those who are trying to thwart the ambitions of reformers."

And a third: "If you think problems are tough now, imagine what it would be like if the United States leaves before this (Iraqi) government has a chance to defend herself."

History's final verdict on the success of the Bush Doctrine will not come during this presidency and perhaps not in our lifetime. This is going to be a very long and frustrating war because it is fueled by a religion perverted by extremists who know no compromise or accommodation.

"It takes time to defeat these people," said the president. Yes, and it takes at least as much effort on the home front as it does on the battlefield.

Some buildings have fire doors that seal off occupied areas in an effort to keep people safe from encroaching flames. This is a metaphor for what needs to be done in free countries — if they are to remain free.

Britain is partially "getting it," after a long-standing open-door policy that has allowed foreigners to immigrate to the UK with no intentions of assimilating; and the UK, unfortunately, making little effort to force them to do so. British Trade Secretary Alistair Darling has signaled the government will prohibit free entry to workers from Bulgaria and Romania. An estimated 350,000 workers from those two formerly Eastern bloc countries might seek jobs in the UK once those two nations become part of the European Union next year.

But people from Bulgaria and Romania are not attempting to hijack airplanes and kill Americans. People from other countries, or British-born Muslims, are engaged in that deadly activity. Why isn't Prime Minister Tony Blair's government following through on its pledge to deport those advocating violence and the overthrow of elected leaders with the same commitment it is demonstrating toward preserving the elected Iraqi government?


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They might start with Dr. Azzam Tamimi, a radical, Palestinian-born Muslim, who told a crowd of 8,000 in London recently that dying for one's beliefs is "just," and "We are Muslims in Europe, not European Muslims." Tamimi, who defends the terrorist group Hamas, which is banned in Britain, claimed the war is a war on Islam. He has also said he is prepared to be a suicide bomber if the opportunity arises.

Why are people like this allowed to stay in Britain?

In the United States, former presidential candidate and journalist, Pat Buchanan is again stirring controversy by trying to give sight to the willfully blind. An open border that allows anyone to come to the United States, he asserts, means the country is headed for self-destruction. Buchanan's figures are irrefutable: one in 12 illegal immigrants has a criminal record; by 2050 there will be 100 million Hispanics (at current immigration rates) concentrated in the American Southwest, as some radicals plot to undo the results of the Mexican-American War. (Since May 2006, Border Patrol agents have arrested more than 160,000 illegals, more than the number of troops currently deployed in Iraq.)

Buchanan criticizes the president and the Republican Congress ("a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce") for caring more about cheap labor than the health and strength of the country. He wants a deportation program and a strict limit on legal immigration until those already here are properly assimilated and those who are committing crimes are deported. He also wants a 2,000-mile, double-line security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, no matter what Mexico thinks. Read all about it in his new book, "State of Emergency: Third World Invasion and Conquest of America."

Abraham Lincoln said that no nation could exist half slave and half free. Neither can a nation exist half united and half disunited.

President Bush says it is essential we win the war in Iraq because our security depends on it. So does winning the war on the home front. When will we start fighting that war and stop the political pandering by both parties?

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