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Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Thelma Louise Trump Obama
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com

Presidential Undercurrents <br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Presidential Undercurrents
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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So much for friendship
Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have Israel’s back through the peace process...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama abstains on Israel
At the recent White House Chanukah parties — the last such affairs under the outgoing Obama administration — there were smiles and warm feelings all around between the president and American Jews. ...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ballad of Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe is, by all accounts, a sharp and insightful journalist. If her name is familiar to you, that may be because she spent a good part of 2016 chained to the rise of Donald Trump. Her April ...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegal West Bank construction
In a speech last week to the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry noted that there are “about 11,000 demolition orders for Palestinian homes through the West Bank.” Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL seizes the center
It’s not often that a Jewish organization revises its position on a public matter. Most groups are beholden to an ideological slice of donors and members and are frozen on a single track. Yet, the ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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The things we can all believe in
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address, and this week Donald Trump will be sworn in as president. Though strong opinions about both men divide our community, Obama said som...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Fake news’ and Iranian ‘moderates’
When former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died, aged 82, on Jan. 8, he was falsely labeled a “moderate” by many Western news outlets. Rafsanjani, however, played an important role in t...
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Who is that person coming into your home to care for Mom?
A member of my senior management team was recently contacted by a Pittsburgh Police detective inquiring about private duty caregivers in connection to a ring of criminal activity. The target of thi...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Responsible leaders on both sides should dial down Israel rhetoric
Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point in U.S.-Israel relations. The Kerry speech has commanded the most recent at...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Even without perfection, Israel is a model for liberal democracy
With controversy over egalitarian prayer, settlements, Palestinian and Ethiopian rights, and many other issues roiling Israeli society, one might be tempted to conclude that Israel cannot be, at on...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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While the U.N. calls it ‘Palestinian territory,’ history says it’s not
The U.N. Security Council resolution condemning “Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” was one-sided and unfair. That’s obvio...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making the American Jewish community great again
Why is it that the tendency of the Jewish community is to splinter over the tiniest of disagreements, to near battle stations when issues as critical as the existential threat to Israel posed by Ir...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why no Facebook filter in solidarity with Israeli victims?
by Jordana Horn, Guest Columnist
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
“Show your support for the people of Paris by temporarily updating your profile picture with this new template we created,” read the Facebook-sponsored text promoted not 24 hours after last month’s...
We are all God’s children
by Barbara Weinstein, Guest Columnist
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 5, delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 73rd biennial convention unanimously adopted a resolution on the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. It was a moment o...
Iran’s effort to build a bomb
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout its negotiations over an agreement to restrict its nuclear development program in exchange for economic sanctions relief, Iran insisted that its historic nuclear activities were for peac...
In refugee debate, let’s keep sight of the real issue
by Daniel Berkowitz, Guest Columnist
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine if “Millions of European Jews Face Annihilation — Roosevelt Administration Blames Climate — Pledges to Allow 10,000 Jews to U.S. by 1943” headlined The New York Times in 1941. Replace Jews ...
The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear
by Walter Brasch, Guest Columnist
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. President Barack Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them sub...
Countering BDS at the Ex-Im Bank
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama is expected to oppose anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) language in a must-pass transportation and infrastructure bill that would reauthorize the Ex...
Turkey and gravy with a side of economic justice
by Nancy K. Kaufman, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating bounty — the bounty of family and friends, and of the fruit of hard work. For millions of women and their families, however, that celebration is muted by hards...
Amnesia on settlements afflicts Martin Indyk
by Benyamin Korn, Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
A form of amnesia must be affecting the Obama administration’s former chief Mideast negotiator, Martin Indyk. It is, however, a very selective kind of amnesia — he forgets only concessions that Isr...
Terrorism is terrorism
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the attacks on Paris by terrorists allied with the so-called Islamic State the week before last, many in the Jewish world have noted the contrast between the full-throated reactions of po...
The real fight against evil
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The outpouring of grief for the victims of last Friday’s terror attack in Paris and the tricolored expressions of solidarity show how close to home the Islamic State killings hit people around the ...