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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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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 | 20 20 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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Anti-Zionists plumb new depths: Cliona Campbell’s story
by Ben S. Cohen
Guest Columnist
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s very rare that you come across someone deserving of the title “hero” — or “heroine,” for that matter — but I just did. Cliona Campbell is a 19-year old student from Cork, in Ireland. She is so...
American Jews respond to Pakistan floods
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We hope you saw an item in last week’s Chronicle about Federation-supported relief effort for the flood victims in Pakistan. The American Jewish World Service and Jewish Joint Distribution Committe...
Rubashkin’s sentence inappropriate for crimes of which he was convicted
by Robert Steinbuch & Brett Tolman
Guest Columnists
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Sholom Rubashkin was the vice president of America’s largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors, located in Iowa. Rubashkin provided kosher meat to Jews throughout much of the country seeking to com...
A nation’s image is a fickle thing
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Countries can work for years, decades even, to build a respectable name for themselves in the view of the world. Like a house of cards, though, one false move can have the process topple to the gro...
The wrong fight
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
How regrettable that CNN host and Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria felt the need to return an award presented by the Anti-Defamation League to protest ADL’s opposition to a proposed mosque near Gr...
It’s amazing what you can find in your desk
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago I was clearing out my desk (no, I wasn’t fired). I do that once in while to get rid of items long since forgotten — gum bands, old agendas — and make way for new papers and items I’d l...
The Jewish wedding that wasn’t
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The bride wore a stunning strapless, silk organza Vera Wang wedding gown, enhanced by a swirling ball skirt with a silk tulle diagonally draped bodice and accented by an embellished belt. The groom...
Direct talks are needed to advance peace
by Joel Lion
Guest Columnist
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In the history of the State of Israel, never have there been preconditions for face-to-face peace talks. While it was not obligated to do so, the Israeli government last November ordered...
‘Rape by deception’ charge rings false
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a Saturday night in a Pittsburgh bar. A young, well-dressed man approaches a woman and orders her a drink. They strike up a conversation and the spark of chemistry is lit. By night’s end, the ...
Dancing at a death camp — is it ever OK?
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, the video of Holocaust survivor Adolek Kohn dancing with his daughter and grandchildren at Auschwitz has gone viral. So has the debate. Central to that debate, which is raging far and wide ...