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Thelma Louise Trump Obama <br>
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Thelma Louise Trump Obama
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
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Presidential Undercurrents <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Presidential Undercurrents
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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So much for friendship
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama abstains on Israel
At the recent White House Chanukah parties — the last such affairs under the outgoing Obama administration — there were smiles and warm feelings all around between the president and American Jews. ...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal West Bank construction
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL seizes the center
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The things we can all believe in
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address, and this week Donald Trump will be sworn in as president. Though strong opinions about both men divide our community, Obama said som...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Fake news’ and Iranian ‘moderates’
When former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died, aged 82, on Jan. 8, he was falsely labeled a “moderate” by many Western news outlets. Rafsanjani, however, played an important role in t...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making the American Jewish community great again
Why is it that the tendency of the Jewish community is to splinter over the tiniest of disagreements, to near battle stations when issues as critical as the existential threat to Israel posed by Ir...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
by Nathan Lewin, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
The all-purpose villain
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
The hissy fit over Michael Oren
by Jeff Robbins, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal
by Michael Herzog, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is not at the table negotiating the deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, it is Israel’s national security — perhaps more than anyone else’s — that will be affected. Threatened by Iran’s nucl...
Sobering thoughts about BDS
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
by Adam Mendelsohn, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Forming a new Palestinian government: challenges and opportunities
by Ghaith al-Omari, Guest Columnist
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Reports have emerged that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s government will soon resign and that a new PA government will be formed in its place. To be sure, a new government wi...
Order in the court
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
by Mark J. Hetfield, Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan and of hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. ...