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State of the Union <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
State of the Union
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Israeli example’
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
by Arye Gut, Guest Columnist
Dec 18, 2014 | 13 13 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
The ‘Israeli example’
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
by Abraham H. Miller, Guest Columnist
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
‘It cannot go on like this’
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
by Robert Israel Lappin, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
by Farley Weiss, Guest Columnist
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
by Sara K. Greenberg, Guest Columnist
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...