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Milt Priggee, miltpriggee.com
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Milt Priggee, miltpriggee.com
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Obama and Khamenei - The Great Game<br>
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
Obama and Khamenei - The Great Game
Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
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editorial
The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal
Israel is not at the table negotiating the deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, it is Israel’s national security — perhaps more than anyone else’s — that will be affected. Threatened by Iran’s nucl...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days, including in the pages of this new...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us
by Steven M. Cohen, Guest Columnist
Apr 09, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew. Sarah was the ...
BDS conference showcases diverse pro-Israel strategies
by J.J. Surbeck, Guest Columnist
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
I was privileged to attend and participate in a recent conference organized by StandWithUs in Los Angeles, entitled “Combating the Boycott Movement Against Israel — Understanding the BDS Movement’s...
Now for the hard part
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
The broad outlines of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, reached by international negotiators last week, offers both hope and concern about whether Tehran’s ambitions can be constrained in exchange ...
Restarting U.S.-Israel relationship also depends on Palestinians
by Abraham H. Foxman, Guest Columnist
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his sta...
My son’s encounter with anti-Jewish hatred
by Michael Douglas, Guest Columnist
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Last summer, our family went to southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later, he came running back to the room, upset. A man a...
What is our Iran policy?
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Supposedly the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the network of nations led by the United States are not linked to changing Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. And yet, there are troubling signs that ...
So much more than a name
by guest columnist Saul Schwartz
Mar 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
I was named after my grandfather, Saul Young. This is his story, but it does not have a happy ending. Saul Young was born in 1895 in Lithuania, then a part of Russia. In the early 20th century, ten...
Celebrate freedom with fair trade chocolate
by guest columnist Ilana Schatz
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
There have been a few movies that affected me so deeply that I couldn’t move afterwards, their impact so deep that I knew a new journey was opening for me. One of those was “The Dark Side of Chocol...
Post-election reality sets in
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
The celebration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying (“On Election Day in Israel, change comes as decisive victory,” March 19) over having achieved what was until Election Day...
Netanyahu’s victory
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
In last week’s election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defied polls, surprised pundits and confounded expectations by pulling off a clear victory. We congratulate him as he negotiates a...