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    Give the APA reference for each Op-Ed piece, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of each author's position on the issue. Then compare and contrast the value assumptions held by both authors and explain how both individuals were able to logically come to different conclusions.

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    (1) Give the APA reference for each Op-Ed piece, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of each author's position on the issue.


    This OP Ed is focused on the distinction that is being made between Jew, Zionist and Israeli. The argument is being made regarding a derogatory statement that was made in the Time by a militant group commenting that, "If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew" (Weiss & Blumenthal, 2012). The argument surrounds a statement taken from the book, 'A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and their Endless War against Israel'. Responding to the comments, a book review suggested that the piece was fabricated. Weiss and Blumenthal note that the Times article did not mention Israel as the group commented; however, nor did it denounce the demeaning article. That drew the comments. The editors also did not scrutinize Schindler (the article's writer); even while demanding that she produce proof of her argument regarding Israel's intention to obtain occupation and have freedom restored. The conflict is based on what the militant group left off the quote the words, "we have to know the enemy we are fighting".

    The point that Weiss and Blumenthal are making is that the group comments are not a quoted from a reliable source. The comments were taken from a book and a set of Nasrallah's speeches. Therefore, the comments reflect a translated speech that emphasizes that Hezbollah's fight is with Israel and not the Jews. The most definitive point that is being made is that there are controversial publications in the criticism of Israel. Moreover, the authors of the Op Ed emphasize that lessons are not being learned. For example, publications have produced multiple errors, and quotes have been contributed to persons in which they have not made in efforts to criticize the Jews. Further, book reviews have demonstrated this 'one-sidedness' devoted to attacks on Israel. Moreover, the attacks are not just aimed at the governing of Israel, but at ...

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