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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 9 9 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 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mining Jewish culture
by Sarah Angrist, Guest Columnist
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in North America are fortunate in many ways, but not enough people appreciate our good fortune.  Too many are finding the dross while ignoring the nuggets. First, the dross.  We should quit be...
Ominous clouds hover once again over Europe
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The following speech was delivered Sunday, April 21, at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, at a commemoration marking the 68th anniversary of that Nazi concentration camp’s liberation. Standing here in the mi...
There is no difference
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s understandable why some Americans, including some prominent U.S. Senators, wanted to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev declared an enemy combatant for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. After all, ...
Regulation-happy PA ignores murder factory
by Abby W. Schachter
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a capital murder trial going on in Philadelphia. The man on trial for his life, Kermit Gosnell, is accused of butchering seven children after delivering them from their mothers’ wombs. He ...
In rebuttal: Michael M. Vanyukov doesn’t care about the facts
by Michael Sfard, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — I read with dismay and astonishment Michael Vanyukov’s account of my talk at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (“Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history,’ ” April 4). I wonde...
Jews have an irrevocable right to settle West Bank, Gaza
by Jeff Pollock, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my favorite courses and professors at Pitt Law School was “International Law” taught by Jules Lobel, a lawyer whom I greatly admire. However, I must take exception to his apparently unqualif...
How to support Kerry’s Middle East shuttle diplomacy 
by Joel Rubin
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve just returned from a weeklong work trip to Israel and the West Bank.  It had been more than three years since my last visit.  While Israel never disappoints in its ability to delight the sense...
Wait and see
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky is, of course, touting his proposal for traditional and egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. “One Western Wall for one J...
Number 6 million doesn’t tell the whole story
by Moshe Baran, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This week, as we do each year, we memorialize the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished in the Shoa (Holocaust). The number obscures the enormity of the tragedy that befell each person...
How to advocate for Israel to progressives
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Apr 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel advocates are coming to realize that we have a growing problem in reaching out to progressives and liberals in the United States. Polling data has for some time revealed a g...