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  • How to Determine What is Torture

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    1 week ago

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the so-called “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” used by the US in the wake of 9-11, and whether or not they were torture. The Geneva Convention, to which we agreed to comply, says “torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering,...

  • It’s time for words to lead the peace process

    By Judea Pearl

    November 20, 2008 | 1:57 am

    It is now clear that no peace agreement, not even on principles, will be signed by the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating team before some time in 2009, after the new American administration takes charge, the Israeli election runs its course and the fate of Mahmoud Abbas' presidency is...
  • Jewish Writing: A Renaissance Awaits

    By Dara Horn

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is Jewish writing, and what is a Jewish writer? The question has so many answers that it has almost become tedious.

    Those who have ventured into the literary world know that if even a page of their work touches upon anything remotely Jewish, they will be sentenced to a lifetime...

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