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Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Hillary Drones Bill
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

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Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Veto Saudi 9-11
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com

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Preparing the people for peace
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Caesar the answer?
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is a bi-partisan bill designed to sanction the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for mass murder and crimes against humanity. The bill would also sanction en...
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shalom, Shimon Peres
A cartoon by Israeli Amos Biderman making the rounds last week showed Shimon Peres climbing the steps to heaven. Waiting to greet him, wearing robes, wings and haloes, are three former prime minist...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barack and Bibi: The finale
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit all the right notes in their public comments before their 35-minute meeting in New York last week during the United Nations ...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street crosses the line
Should American groups that support those living in the West Bank lose their tax-exempt status because the support fosters the entrenchment of Israeli settlements and is contrary to formal American...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A setback in space
The Israeli Amos 6 communications satellite that was destroyed in an explosion on the launch pad last week was reputed to be the country’s most advanced. But what Israel — and the world — lost duri...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald, Israel and the Jews
It’s that time of the year, shortly before a presidential election with control of Congress also on the line. The American Jewish community is, as usual, asking a perennially problematic question: ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish grandmother is riding on the Trump train
The popular dystopian series “The Hunger Games” contrasts the pampered, powdered denizens of the capital district of Panem against the hardscrabble, miserable lives of the inhabitants of the surrou...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toomey has earned the support of Pennsylvania voters
As most of the readers of the The Jewish Chronicle know, this is one of the nastiest, angriest and most expensive elections in Pennsylvania history, and it will get worse before Election Day. It al...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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McGinty the choice for Jews, the middle class and national security
This time of year is special for me and my family — and the entire Jewish community. The High Holidays are a time for all of us to gather together with friends and loved ones, reflect on the year t...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The voice of Republican Jews remains silent on presidential race
Jewish donors are overwhelmingly supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this election season. That comes as no surprise given that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov....
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I’m grateful for kehilla insurance
Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my years of captivity in Cuba, I’m starting to feel settled into my new life in freedom and much more interested in the coming five years than in the five ...
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why banning the burkini is possible in France
Every society is, in large part, the product of its history. France is no exception. In analyzing the widespread attempt by French municipalities to ban the full-body female swimsuit known as the b...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement
by Glenn Richter, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
On my bookshelves there are two rows of volumes on the Soviet Jewry movement. Squeezed in among the tomes is a small, well-worn paperback with pages no longer attached to the spine, “The Jews of Si...
The ‘religionization’ of Israel is troubling, but the fears about it are hysterical
by Shuki Friedman, Guest Columnist
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Religionization! Religionization! To read the newspaper headlines in Israel, to view its documentary films and attend its expert panels with academics, a stranger might think that upon landing at B...
Are fatal shootings on the rise?
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of act...
The Iran Deal’s anniversary
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
In the run up to the July 14 first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the pundits have provided mixed reviews. Those who were in favor of the deal cite Iran having apparently abided by the requi...
Americans reached new levels of generosity in 2015, did Jewish donors?
by Robert Evans, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps helped with several mega-gifts, American donors in 2015 were more generous than ever, according to the 61st issue of “Giving USA,” the annual report on charitable activity in the United Sta...
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership behind modern Jewish awakening
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, Guest Columnist
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
When assuming his mantle of leadership in 1950, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who escaped war-torn Europe, confronted the inevitable problem the Jewish world in a post Holoca...
Elie Wiesel
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel...
The Stew of Demonization
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
There may be many reasons — none of them justified — why 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah jumped the fence around the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron and stabbed to death 13-year-old Hallel ...
We must become survivors’ storytellers — and help them today
by Drew Goldstein, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
It could have been the setting for any organizational retreat — the stately mansion, the manicured lawns, an oasis on the edge of the city where leadership groups could come together to brainstorm ...
An ardent plea: Reconsider closing Philadelphia’s Israeli Consulate
by William D. Franklin, Guest Columnist
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I wish to express my concerns about Israel’s recent decision to close the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic Region) office.  I have had the goo...