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Thelma Louise Trump Obama <br>
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
Thelma Louise Trump Obama
Sean Delonas, CagleCartoons.com
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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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opinion
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...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Archives
Technion deal shows BDS antidote may come from China
by Alex Traiman, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recent...
Visiting Ethiopian Jews was teen’s ‘best ever’ trip
by Josh Schneider, Guest Columnist
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
“Do you want to go to Ethiopia?” my mom asked. I replied, “Of course not. Why would anyone want to go to Ethiopia?” The trip would start the first day of summer and I had planned on one week of fre...
America’s two-state solution fixation pushing Israel back to the ‘Iron Wall’?
by Ben Cohen
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A hint of frustration flashed across Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon’s face when I asked him about the criticism he has received from American Jewish establishment organizations concern...
Questions
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Warning: The following questions could be considered disturbing, outrageous, maybe even ludicrous.) But that’s just fine if the questions spur debate on responses to the very real issues identifie...
And it was morning and it was evening, the seventh game
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My favorite contemporary Simchat Torah story was told to me by a close friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. I offer it here in honor of Simchat Torah, which was celebrated this year on Thur...
Amputation case paints Islam in bad light, but Jews can relate
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Amnesty International report jumped out at me: “The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault, said Amnesty Internatio...
Kristallnacht at 75: Christians need the Jewish witness
by Pastor Donald Green, Guest Columnist
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I was preparing to preach for the 75th anniversary of a congregation with which I had little familiarity.  I wanted to get a sense of the historical context in which this body of Christia...
Man-made climate
Oct 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For many scientists studying climate change (the vast majority, in fact), the role mankind plays in the warming of the Earth can no longer be denied. The latest assessment of the Earth’s climate by...
Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootings
by Jared Feldman, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Forsaking homes that keep out the rain, Jews around the world this week are instead inviting guests into thatched roofed huts whose architecture is starlight. It is the harvest festiva...
Will Norway’s new government stem tide of anti-Semitism?
by Jeffrey F. Barken, Guest Columnist
Sep 29, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this month, conservative candidates in Norway won landslide elections, deposing the Labour party majority that has ruled for nearly a decade. Many are hopeful that the new government will a...