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Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe. To see a month's worth of his recent columns, please visit Boston Globe

Arafat the Monster

Arafat the Monster

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He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands of victims he sent to early graves.


Jewish Values for a Secular World

Jewish Values for a Secular World

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For 3,500 years, Jews have been telling their children and the rest of the world the most revolutionary message in human history.


UN Scandal (Yawn)

UN Scandal (Yawn)

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Kofi Annan is a symptom of the UN's sickness.


Tell Your Children

Tell Your Children

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Explaining the war -- and Passover -- to a six-year-old.


Abandoning Gaza Won't End Terrorism

Abandoning Gaza Won't End Terrorism

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The Hatuels opposed Ariel Sharon's proposed Gaza pullout because they understood that unilaterally surrendering land to Hamas and the PLO could only result in more terror and bloodshed, not less.


Looking at the Horror

Looking at the Horror

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Revisiting a painful and, alas, timely issue: Should people watch the gruesome video of Daniel Pearl's brutal murder?


America - Hatred Among the Arabs

America - Hatred Among the Arabs

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If Americans are hated in the Arab world, much of the blame can be laid to the influence of thugocracies like Mubarak's.


The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe

The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe

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When civilized nations fail to rise up against the Jew-haters in their midst, it is often just a matter of time before the Jew-haters in their midst rise up against them.


Geneva:  A Blueprint for War

Geneva: A Blueprint for War

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It would put Arafat and the Palestinian dictatorship in position to accomplish at last the goal they have never abandoned: the liquidation of Israel.


Never Again?

Never Again?

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Gas chambers. Poisoned food. Torture. Families murdered en masse. How much more do we need to know about North Korea's crimes before we act to stop them?


Palestinian terrorism, American blood

Palestinian terrorism, American blood

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In the past 10 years, 51 Americans have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists.


Justice and Saddam Hussein

Justice and Saddam Hussein

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There will be no justice for Iraq's former ruler.


Faith in the Depths of Hell

Faith in the Depths of Hell

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Some Jews fought the Nazis with guns and sabotage; others fought by persisting in Jewish life.


A Road Map To Nowhere

A Road Map To Nowhere

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Has Mahmoud Abbas read the road map?


Bigotry and the Road Map

Bigotry and the Road Map

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Peace will only come when the world stops "the soft bigotry of low expectations" against the Palestinians.


The UN's Moral Irrelevance

The UN's Moral Irrelevance

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The choice of one of the world's most repressive tyrannies to head the UN's main human rights body was a textbook illustration of the way the UN works.


Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

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A smug little group of Norwegian politicians continues to show disturbingly bad judgment in choosing the Nobel Peace Prize recipients.


Letting Terrorism Win

Letting Terrorism Win

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Why should Washington's plan to oust Saddam Hussein transform Iraq into a democracy prevent Israel from working a similar transformation of Palestinian society?


Against Moral Confusion

Against Moral Confusion

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In the war against terror, our moral clarity is as indispensable as our Special Forces and our F-16s. Let us resolve not to lose it.


Murder at a Kibbutz

Murder at a Kibbutz

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The massacre in Metzer was an attack not on the idea of peace, but on the idea of Israel.


Poland's Fascination with Jews

Poland's Fascination with Jews

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In a country with no more than a wisp of Jewish life, where does such an appetite for things Jewish come from?


Saudi Arabia: Loyal Ally or Unscrupulous Adversary?

Saudi Arabia: Loyal Ally or Unscrupulous...

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A nationwide poll shows that 63 percent of the US public has a negative opinion of Saudi Arabia. And for good reason.


The Greatest Confession in 2,000 Years

The Greatest Confession in 2,000 Years

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The pope's legacy to the Jews.


The Nazi Who Returned to Harvard

The Nazi Who Returned to Harvard

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New research shows that Harvard, like other elite institutions, was largely unmoved by the early horrors of the Hitler regime.


The Message in Arafat's Headdress

The Message in Arafat's Headdress

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The Palestine that is always on Arafat's mind is not an Arab state that coexists with Israel, but an Arab state that takes the place of Israel.


Anti-Semitism and the UN

Anti-Semitism and the UN

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Has the UN arrived at a turning point? Or was Monday's conference merely a fig leaf -- a PR response to some bad press?


The Coming Population Bust

The Coming Population Bust

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People are not our greatest liability; they are our greatest asset.


Peace at Any Price Equals War

Peace at Any Price Equals War

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History shows once again that appeasing terrorists emboldens them to more violence.


Harvard's Tainted Money

Harvard's Tainted Money

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Because one young person refused to back away from a fight, the plug has been pulled on a leading purveyor of hatred. Now what about Harvard?


Truth-telling at Harvard

Truth-telling at Harvard

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The president of Harvard speaks out against the spread of anti-Semitic actions on elite campuses.


With Allies Like These...

With Allies Like These...

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If these are the partners we are relying on in our war to rid the world of terror, that war is as good as lost.


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