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Articles from April 18

Christians for Palestine
For most American Jews and Israelis, evangelical Christians are synonymous with zealous, biblically inspired support of the Jewish stateso zealous, in fact, that it makes some Jews uneasy. But the days when Israel could count on unconditional support...
Frank Speaker?
Congressman Barney Frank: gay, Jewish, soon to be retired, renowned for wit under pressure. One of the first two openly gay members of Congress, he'll soon be the first congressman married to another man. But in a new interview, we learn that Tip O'Neill,...
I.B. Singer, the Last Demon
"Scripture" is a series exploring 20th-century Jewish fiction. For American Jews, one legacy of the Holocaust is a sense of guilty nostalgia toward the life of our ancestors in Eastern Europe. The nostalgia is natural enoughit is the idealization...
In 'Time,' Erdogan, and Cantor on Netanyahu
The annual Time 100the magazine's list of the "most influential people" in the world, made interesting and fun by the novelty of having these famous and notable people's blurbs written by other famous or notable people (e.g., Barack Obama on Warren...
Nuclear Diplomacy, Crazy Enough to Work?
As we know, when Washington Post columnist David Ignatius writes about Iran, there's a good chance he is giving voice to administration sentiments, and that's certainly one way to read today's column. The Obama administration wants the recent talks,...
Pro-Palestinian Evangelicals' Funny Film Title
Update: I lazily didn't check to see if the filmmakers had stated what they had in mind with their title. They have. Their statement, however, seems to imply that they are above being on anyone's side, which belies Smith's reporting and generally is...
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