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Is Murdering Israelis Just “Human Nature”?

On January 26, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the bold assertion that terrorism against Israelis is “human nature.” According to Ban, “Stabbings, vehicle attacks, and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians have continued to claim lives . . . Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to

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The Iranian Deal and Doublethink

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She writes at Framing Israel. The substance of what’s wrong with the Iran deal (see here and here) can also be found in the uses and abuses of language surrounding the deal. It is hard to reconcile that the leaders of

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