facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

Civil War<br>

David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Civil War
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
slideshow


Confederate Flag<br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Confederate Flag
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
slideshow

CLICK HERE to see more

editorial
Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rabbi Riskin under fire
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is a well-respected and accomplished modern Orthodox rabbi. In the 1960s and ’70s he was among the leading voices in the Soviet Jewry movement and led the Lincoln Square Syn...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tony Blair’s Mideast exit
Tony Blair stepped down last month as the Middle East envoy of the so-called Quartet — the group comprised of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. To the extent Bla...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Free speech on Z Street
Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court this month. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arg...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
opinion
Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday
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. ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
This is not the Charleston I know
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The unspeakable murder of nine accomplished, beloved, and respected African-American Charlestonians of faith in their own church on Wednesday has hit our city like an earthquake....
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dad, survivor, hero
As a child, I was always fascinated by my father’s war wounds — deep gouges in his arm and leg left by a spray of German bullets early in 1945. As I grew older, I learned a bit more. Barely two mon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The assault on immigration
President Barack Obama’s use of his executive authority to defer deportation for millions of immigrant families has become a flashpoint for opponents of immigration reform. The state of Texas, alon...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The administration should not meet with Muslim Brotherhood in Washington
This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Let’s have ‘the talk’: As synagogue resources dwindle, the time has come for transformative change
For those of us with spouses, or with adult children, a discussion of what we want in the last period of our life is common. We plan for our medical care and for the distribution of our worldly pos...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Yemen war heats up Iran’s anti-Saudi rhetoric
On May 14, following a meeting with Iraqi president Fuad Masum, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “the Saudis have made a major mistake in Yemen, and they will certainly get hurt by it...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Who’s blocking a two-state solution?
by Lawrence Grossman, Guest Columnist
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Does Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas want peace with Israel? Given his posture since peace talks broke down in April, his inflammatory U.N. speech and ongoing rhetoric, and now a...
A bad bill for the Jewish state
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Wealth versus democracy
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
What to do about car terrorism?
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally
by David Bernstein, Guest Columnist
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped...