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  • Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views

    Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views
    Susan Reimer's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25). Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and...
  • Helen Thomas was a pathbreaker — but also a bigot

    Helen Thomas was a pathbreaker — but also a bigot
    Regarding Susan Reimer's column ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25), Helen Thomas' comments on Israel and Zionism were more than "unacceptable" and "intemperate," they were insulting. Rather than question their own far-fetched notions,...
  • Helen Thomas was a journalist who wasn't afraid to speak up for Palestinians' rights

    Helen Thomas was a journalist who wasn't afraid to speak up for Palestinians' rights
    Letter writer Jerry Levin's assessment of the journalist Helen Thomas as a "hateful old bigot" because she dared to criticize Israel's treatment of the Palestinians could not be further from the truth ("Helen Thomas was a path breaker — but also a...
  • Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism

    Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism
    It's hardly an exaggeration to describe the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that reconvened in Washington this week as the pre-nuptial ceremony for an arranged marriage between a reluctant couple who neither like nor trust each other much....
  • Israel should walk out of peace talks

    Israel should walk out of peace talks
    For Israel the peace talks offer little hope ("Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism," July 31). The U.S. is putting pressure on Israel for concessions even prior to serious negotiations, without demanding anything in return from the...
  • Hillary Clinton's stock is on the rise

    Hillary Clinton's stock is on the rise
    In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...
  • Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves

    Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves
    One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions. In the case...
  • Groundhog Day in Gaza

    Groundhog Day in Gaza
    In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day. A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked...
  • Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?

    Who needs reform most: Egypt or America?
    Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Timesthe United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater...
  • Five decades later, fencing champion-turned-runner Carol Benjamin back in Maccabiah Games

    Five decades later, fencing champion-turned-runner Carol Benjamin back in Maccabiah Games
    Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back. Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if...
  • On Jerusalem, the U.S. must be an honest broker for peace

    Commentator Robert Pines could not have been more wrong in his statement that East Jerusalem was "annexed" by Israel in 1967 ("U.S. must recognize Israel's capital," Aug. 15). The facts are that Israel started a war in 1967 in order to steal...
  • Three questions for the U.S. about Jerusalem

    There are three issues relating to the U.S. stance toward Jerusalem to which Robert Pines' article usefully draws attention ("U.S. must recognizeIsrael'scapital," Aug. 15). The first is whether the U.S. government considers Jerusalem to be part of...