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  • January 27, 2015

    Will Auschwitz make it to eighty?

    Times of Israel

    As northeastern United States braces for a blizzard that will test the survival instincts of many, there is irony that as one storm approaches a far more lethal one is being remembered: the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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  • January 22, 2015

    Why "American Sniper" is a Coming Out Party for Patriotism

    The Wrap

    The New England Patriots spent this past weekend earning a spot in the Super Bowl. But many more patriots went to the movies and propelled “American Sniper” to a record-setting January box office weekend.

    In doing so, they officially declared war against the likes of Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and so many liberal, peace loving, pot-smoking A-listers and Hollywood suits who, since the 1970s, have had an ambivalent, if not disdainful relationship with war movies in general, and American patriotism in particular. “American Sniper” has now given Red State (and, yes, even some Blue) moviegoers the green light to enjoy a movie with a genuine hero who served his country and fought in a righteous war.

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  • January 14, 2015

    Good Luck without your Jews, Europe

    Times of Israel

    Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, surely never figured on ISIS or al-Qaeda serving as recruiters for Jews returning to the Holy Land. After all, these terror groups have no incentive for increasing Israel’s population and strengthening its talent pool. And Herzl, who as a journalist covered the Dreyfus Affair in France, worried about European anti-Semitism, not Islamic extremism. He never imagined a Hamas, Hezbollah, or a nuclear Iran awaiting any new Jewish Exodus.

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