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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Christie's Inflategate
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
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Netanyahu’s new government
Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hope of Ethiopian-Israelis
It would be a mistake to try to draw too many comparisons between Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv by Ethiopian-Israelis and the upheavals resulting from the line of demonstrations stretching from Ferg...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Unique Death
Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasonable people can agree
Last week, in a spirit of political compromise that has been in short supply for the past several years, the Obama administration and senators from both parties agreed to an oversight role for Cong...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real Palestinian tragedy
The news of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp — like almost all news out of Syria — is grim. The camp, on the southern edge of Damascus, is under siege by both the Islamic State, which began dec...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now for the hard part
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return the Talmud’s confrontational voice to Judaism
The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My message to the man who attacked me at the Kotel
On a sunny morning last month, I was swept into the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a flurry of aggression directed at the Women of the Wall, the Israeli group fighting for wome...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to top Presbyterian theologian
To David Esterline, incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: First, congratulations on your appointment, as reported in The Jewish Chronicle. I wish you all success in your new en...
May 14, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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March of the Living retraces journey from death to freedom in Israel
This year, I had the honor of attending March of the Living, a journey to Poland to see the concentration camps, participate in Yom Hashoah services and then march with approximately 13,000 other p...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach
This past weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates arrived in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these ...
May 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why more American Jews are voting Republican
America has good allies all around the world, but there is no greater ally than Israel, a beacon of democracy, freedom and liberty in a part of the world filled with darkness. However, the Obama ad...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balancing friendships: India’s ties with Israel remain strong, but Iran is not far behind
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin is a popular figure in Delhi’s diplomatic community. Famous for his long stint in India and specialist knowledge of South Asia, Kadakin draws attention in parti...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, watch what Bibi does
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In Israel’s history, hawkish leaders have often ended up advocating tough concessions for the sake of peace. Think Menachem Begin at Camp David, Yitzhak Rabin and the Oslo Accords and ...
‘I have no chief rabbi’ — columnist, traditional Jew
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The two new chief rabbis, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, have promised that they will be the spiritual representatives of all Jewish Israelis. I can’t speak for my fellow Jewish Israelis,...
Teen travel to Israel languishing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Common sense suggests that one of the most effective ways of heightening Jewish identity and Israel engagement among young people is through summer teen trips to the Jewish state. The yo...
Second setback
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for making statements about the peace process — about what the P.A. will and won’t accept from these talks — des...
A setback
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Could it be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to make U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry look bad? Kerry held a press conference Tuesday in Washington following the initi...
Israel should act now, before it’s too late
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My first response on learning of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the “basis” for a resumption of peace talks between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority was the old s...
Minister Danny Danon: Same approach to negotiations assures same result
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Israelis, I am an eternal optimist. Living day to day in our neighborhood and faced with continued threats to our legitimacy and even our existence, what choice do we have? That being sai...
Norich a man of integrity who deserves better
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity.  He deserved better — much, much better — than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors o...
U.S. loses in Middle East’s escalating media warfare
by Lee Smith, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera staffers were recently driven out of a news briefing held by the Egyptian military — apparently because of perceptions by those in the crowd that the Doha-based network is biased toward ...
Outdated institution?
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow Israeli politics as they relate to religious affairs, then you know that the Jewish state has itself two new chief rabbis. David Lau was elected the new Ashkenazi chief rabbi last wee...