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Monday Jul 21, 2014
By Maurice Ostroff  The demand by Hamas that the blockade be lifted before even negotiating a ceasefire leads straight to the IMPORTANT question about its purpose. Was the blockade imposed because of the rockets or did rocket fire start because of the blockade?   The answer will surprise many, including the BBC, France 24 and other influential mainstream media as well as politicians and journalists with short memories. When Israel...
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Tuesday Jun 03, 2014
    Dear Caroline Glick,   It is with diffidence that I venture to criticize the award-winning erudite and widely read Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post.    Much as I appreciate your very cogent analyses of Israeli politics, I have difficulty with some of what I consider to be your counterproductive content. I hope you will forgive me for being as frank in this piece, as you are with others...
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Thursday Apr 03, 2014
  The heroic search for evidence of the missing aircraft under extremely difficult conditions in an area reported to have spanned, at one stage, nearly 3 million square  miles is reminiscent of the WW2 search for German submarine U Boats which sank 3,500 commercial vessels and 175 warships in the Battle of the Atlantic. Churchill's unforgettable tribute to the RAF pilots who successfully fought the Battle of Britain...
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Monday Mar 31, 2014
    First published in American Thinker under the title "Factoids and the green Line" By Maurice Ostroff     A primer for pundits who express "authoritative" comments about the Arab-Israel conflict.   Tagged on to the end of a word, the suffix "oid" indicates resemblance to that word, for example an anthropoid resembles, but is not, a human being. Norman Mailer coined the word...
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Saturday Mar 29, 2014
 By Maurice Ostroff Edited by Charles Abelsohn    As my blog titled "The 1967 map is less relevant to Israel's future borders than the 1920 map" provoked some serious comments which deserve considered replies I am responding in this blog rather than in separate talkbacks.   Johnboy4546 wrote   "There are several very serious errors in this article. 1) The SanRemo communique was simply a statement...
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