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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Mixed emotions about the life and words of Helen Thomas
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I was a 21-year-old college student at the American University in Washington, D.C., when I saw Helen Thomas for the first time. The so-called “dean” of the White House press corps, regaled my class...
Washington reassesses Iran policy
by Joel Rubin
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Just when you think you understand how American and Iranian politics work, a lightning bolt comes from the sky to shake up conventional wisdom. That lightning bolt appeared last month,...
No alternative to two-state solution
by Kenneth Bandler, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The two-state premise for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict goes back to the very foundation of the State of Israel. The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947 divided British-ruled Mandato...
Palestinian state won’t bring peace
by Morton A. Klein, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We all want the Arab war against Israel to be finally resolved. But is establishing a Palestinian state the answer? Not when the Palestinians’ goal is Israel’s destruction, as opposed to a Palestin...
Cautiously pragmatic
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
We won’t say we’re cautiously optimistic about last week’s announcement that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resume direct peace talks after a three-year lull. There have been too many f...
Turkey, amid Islamization and anti-Semitism, fit for E.U. membership?
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar pattern. The citizens of a Middle Eastern state explode with frustration against their corrupt, repressive government. They gather for noisy, impassioned demonstrations in their cap...
‘Queen of Mean’ appointed trustee who is passionate about Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Not all of Leona Helmsley’s fortune went to the dogs. True, at her death in 2007 the hotel owner and real estate mogul known as “The Queen of Mean” for her dictatorial behavior with empl...
Time to come together
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Tisha B’av, which fell this week, is the darkest day on the Jewish calendar. Not only does it commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples, it has become emblematic of all the traged...
As Morsi ousted in Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordanian model must be preserved
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the ugly battle between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, resulting in Morsi’s ouster on July 3, as well as the ongoing bloodbath in Syria, the argumen...
Letter from EKC: In this place, it’s all about dor v’dor
by Jesse Irwin, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What is it about summer camp that keeps us coming back? Is it the friends we make and keep in touch with from all over the country, even though we only see them for fewer than t...