Washington Post

From ‘Mistake’ To Qualified ‘Miracle’

In a new book, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen asks if Israel is good for the Jews?

Editor and Publisher

Illustrating his assertion that Israel “is a tough sell” because of its policies toward the Palestinians and its negative image internationally, longtime Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, 73, observed the other day, “You couldn’t get Paul Newman to play [an Israeli war hero] in ‘Exodus’ today, people would laugh at it. It’s a pity.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Report Says Robert Levinson, Who Disappeared In Iran, Was CIA Rogue


An American Jewish man who disappeared in Iran in 2007 had been working for the CIA in a rogue operation, an American newspaper reported.

Exploiting The Holocaust For Personal Gain


Menachem Youlus, the sofer, or Torah scribe, who peddled Torah scrolls that he falsely claimed had “survived” the Holocaust, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court on October 11 to 51 months in jail, followed by three years probation.  He got what he deserved.

Notes on the Closing of Yale's Anti-Semitism Center

Last week, Yale made national headlines when it decided to close its five-year-old anti-Semitism institute. The decision came after a growing number of scholars began to question whether it was promoting anti-Arab sentiment, rather than coolly objective academic scholarship.  Not to toot my own horn, by I saw this one coming. 

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