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Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield category.
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Monday, 27 April 2015
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Salomon Benzimra writes: Ninety five years ago, prime ministers, ambassadors and other dignitaries from Europe and America gathered in the Italian Riviera.  Journalists from around the world reported on the upcoming San Remo Peace Conference and the great expectations the international community ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2015 5:57 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 20 April 2015
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Natan Sharansky writes in the Washington Post: On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2015 12:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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The Yazidi are an indigenous Iraqi community of just under one million people who have lived in northern Iraq for thousands of years. They are Kurdish and Arabic speaking monotheists who trace their decent from Adam. Because their priests and holy men have never publicly disclosed their secret, sacred ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2015 10:20 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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From the Times of Israel: Lebanese television anchor delivered a scathing criticism of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in a televised news broadcast, accusing him of working for Iranian interests and against his home country of Lebanon. During a program on Lebanon’s Future TV channel broadcast ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2015 8:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 10 April 2015
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Kamal Ahmed writes in the BBC: In his seminal work on the role of high-frequency traders in global stock markets, Michael Lewis quotes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand man. Mr Munger said that high-frequency trading was "the functional equivalent of letting a lot of rats into a granary". The ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2015 8:04 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 4 April 2015
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Deroy Murdock writes in National Review Online: From Easter services to cablecasts of Bill O’Reilly’s bestseller Killing Jesus, Christians are focused on the crucifixion of their Savior. American believers and non-believers consider this a historical event. But in the Middle East, crucifixion is ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2015 2:47 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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From Adara Press: Amir Hossein Motaghi, a close media aid to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, exposes the truth about the U.S. role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.  According to a report in The Telegraph: “The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 5:25 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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Kathleen Burge writes about the weird psychological aspects of facebook in the Boston Globe. If you are one of Catherine Pisacane’s 792 Facebook friends, you got a glimpse into her life a couple of weeks ago. She posted a selfie, taken by her sister, of the two of them smiling and snuggling outside ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2015 11:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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Paul Berman writes in The Tablet. The global jihad, Sunni variant, got under way in August 1996 in the juridical or pseudo-juridical form of the “Ladenese epistle,” otherwise known as the “Declaration of War Against Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,” by Osama Bin Laden, as clarified ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2015 6:19 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
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John Gray disputes Steven Pinker's notion that the world is becoming less violent. For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The world’s great powers are neither ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2015 5:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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From the New York Times: The limestone sculptures, statues and reliefs smashed by militants in northern Iraq provided valuable historical insights into kingdoms that flourished thousands of years ago and were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, experts say. The destruction took place ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 3:39 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015
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Liel Leibovitz writes at The Tablet: Pity the young Iranian nuclear enthusiasts! Groaning under the weight of all those pesky sanctions, career-oriented nerds from Teheran or Isfahan eager to learn how to enrich uranium, say, or supervise reactor systems operations—all highly prized vocations in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2015 12:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 20 February 2015
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Rod Nordland writes in the NYTimes: RAIDA, Yemen — About all that remain of Yemen’s ancient and once vibrant Jewish community are untended cemeteries, dramatic hillside ghetto villages of thousand-year-old stone houses and a few people like Abraham Jacob and his extended family. Most of them live ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2015 3:33 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 19 February 2015
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Eric Edelman writes in Mosaic: Michael Doran’s long essay in Mosaic, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy,” and Elliott Abrams’s response to it, “What the President Thinks He’s Doing,” command the attention of anyone seriously interested in the administration’s policies and plans for the Middle East. I ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2015 5:28 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 14 February 2015
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
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    COSTELLO: I  want to talk about the unemployment rate in America .   ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times. It's 7.8%.   COSTELLO:  That many people are out of work?   ABBOTT: No,  that's 14.7%.    COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.   ABBOTT:  7.8% Unemployed.   COSTELLO:  Right 7.8% ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/10/2015 1:32 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 25 January 2015
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A. Mark Clarfield writes in the Jerusalem Post: From early December 2014 through this January, American academic associations representing about 100,000 professors met to discuss or vote on resolutions that urged a boycott of Israeli universities. They include the American Anthropological Association, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 10:16 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 28 December 2014
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Gary Rosen reviews Leo Strauss: Man of Peace by Robert Howse: IN RAVELSTEIN, his last novel, Saul Bellow paid tribute to his friend and longtime University of Chicago colleague Allan Bloom, the political theorist whose Closing of the American Mind remains one of the great polemical tracts of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/28/2014 6:28 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 26 December 2014
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BBC: Egypt has banned a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described as "historical inaccuracies". The head of the censorship board said these included the film's depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2014 10:05 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 25 December 2014
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This is what happens when Americans stop reading the Great Books of Western Civilization. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2014 10:25 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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From New Voices: Holly Bicerano, a student at Boston University and the former Campus Outreach Co-Coordinator for Open Hillel, made waves in the Jewish world after publishing an op-ed in the Times of Israel called “Standing athwart lies,” explaining why she decided to leave the organization. Chief ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 2:29 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Schuyler Moore writes in Forbes: Sony takes a bold move and exercises its First Amendment rights – rights that don’t exist in most of the world – to make a comedy about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. In return, it suffers an outright attack from North Korea – no different than if North ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 11:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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JR McNeil writes in Public Books: December 1, 2014 — Neither Thucydides, Gibbon, von Ranke, nor Braudel ever cited a paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters. They did not worry themselves about fluctuations in the Siberian High or the Southern Oscillation. The vast majority of more recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 10:21 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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Channukah, the Festival of Lights, in one (actually more than one) of the great Apocryphal books of the Bible that tells the story of a fight for freedom, was celebrated by the late great Woody Guthrie who must have composed this marvelous Channukah song which he sings with all the power and pathos ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2014 7:12 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 14 December 2014
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From Al Arabiya: Some local newspapers in the UAE are pondering whether a ban on the Islamic face veil would enhance security after the stabbing of an American woman by a burqa-clad suspect seen on surveillance camera. On Wednesday, an English-language newspaper, Gulf News, asked: “Should niqab ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2014 11:26 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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