Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Lions' Den
Daniel Pearl’s murder by terrorists was made public on Feb. 21, 2002. Author Judea Pearl is a professor at UCLA, president of the Daniel Pearl. . .
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Obama’s dilemma — What went wrong and what can be fixed
Say what you will about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House last month, there is no question that things did not go. . .
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Words Matter — Obama’s Next Challenge
By the time this article is published on May 19, President Barack Obama will be putting the final touches on his policy speech on the Middle East,. . .
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The psychology behind the Ground Zero mosque
I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans oppose. . .
Monday, August 2, 2010
Daniel Schorr on Acting Against One’s Principles.
The following email was sent to Judea and Ruth Pearl in 2003 by ledendary journalist Daniel Schorr, who died last week, on July 23, at 93. It was. . .
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Jews of Discomfort
What makes fog float in midair, while raindrops fall straight down to earth? Physics teaches us that it is all a matter of “surface-to-weight. . .
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Seeking Honesty in the Middle East
Of all the players that took part in the recent Israel-United States flair-up, I find President Obama to be the most straightforward.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Roger Cohen’s Game With Israel
For the life of me, I wish I could be a professional analyst — someone who makes a living telling people what world leaders think, why they think. . .
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Airport Profiling, Statistics and Mistrust
In the wake of last month’s attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner, President Obama has ordered intensified airport screening of passengers from 13. . .
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Miracles of November
This month marks two monumental events in the history of the Jewish people — the Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917, the first official. . .
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Rosh Hashanah, Yom HaDin and Guantanamo Bay
As Jews prepare themselves for Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) and Americans recover from commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attack on the World Trade. . .
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Our New Marranos
Three years ago, in a column in this journal, I argued for the formula, “Anti-Zionism = Racism,” instead of the standard claim that anti-Zionism. . .
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The forgotten miracle: Nov. 29, 1947
Last month saw the anniversary of one of the most significant events in Jewish history, perhaps the most significant since the Exodus from Egypt --. . .
Thursday, November 20, 2008
It’s time for words to lead the peace process
Let us be frank: The current stalemate is ideological, not physical, and it hangs on two major contentions: "historical right" and "justice," which. . .
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A clash of two birthdays
In sharp contrast to the birthdayof Kuntar, next month will witness another birthday celebration closerto my heart: the birthday of our late son,. . .
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Al-Jazeera and the glorification of barbarity
The focus of my attention naturally turned to Al-Jazeera because, with its outreach of 50 million viewers from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, this. . .
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Israel @ 60: Confronting denial
Each year, in preparation for Israel's birthday, newspaper editors feel an uncontrolled urge, a divine calling in fact, to invite Arab writers to. . .
Thursday, May 15, 2008
History disproves myth that founding Zionists were naive
We are often told, mostly by anti-Israel propagandists, that the early Zionists' attitude toward the indigenous Arab population in Palestine was. . .
Thursday, January 17, 2008
A culture of violence or a cult of the superficial?
When The Journal asked me to write a note about the murder of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, I initially declined. I did not feel I had anything. . .
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Chanukah— the pink elephant of Annapolis
I spent the last week of November in Israel and watched the Annapolis show unfold through the lens of Israeli TV. As expected, everyone in Israel. . .
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Saudi king’s gift should fulfill ‘contract with humanity’
We are in receipt of a refreshing piece of news from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia via the New York Times:
"On a marshy peninsula 50 miles from this Red. . .
Thursday, September 20, 2007
In Quest for Meaning
Man is a meaning-seeking animal. Hardly a second goes by in which our mind does not stop its routine activities to ponder the meaning of the input it. . .
Thursday, August 16, 2007
You have the right to feel offended
A conference organized by the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem last month dealt with anti-Israel attacks in the United States. . .
Thursday, July 19, 2007
‘A Mighty Heart’ needs moral clarity
The political lesson of Russell's paradox is that there is no such thing as unqualified tolerance. Ultimately, one must be able to expound. . .