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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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editorial
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 | 16 16 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 | 26 26 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 | 33 33 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 | 40 40 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 | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 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 | 9 9 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 | 9 9 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 | 19 19 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 | 20 20 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 | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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The heart of your Jewish family
Whether you are in the throes of parenting or you have already raised your children (and are relating to older or adult children), you hope and pray that you have prepared them well. You hope you h...
Dec 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A vigorous Jewish press is needed now, more than ever
Shortly after President George W. Bush won a second White House term, I was covering one of those run-of-the-mill rallies in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall that typically wouldn’t get much ink u...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Do not underestimate Raoul Wallenberg’s priceless, timeless legacy
by Ilene Munetz Pachman, Guest Columnist
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that disturbing new questions surface following the horrific, but hardly definitive, answers uncovered regarding the time and manner of Raoul Wallenberg’s death, all freedom-loving people must ...
Israel and the death of progressivism
by Barry Shaw, Guest Columnist
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
In my book “Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism,” I detail the discovery of a new strain of anti-Semitism that I noticed in Europe, namely the urge by haters to drive a wedge between the local Je...
The ‘altruistic evil’ of social justice for the Palestinians
by Richard L. Cravatts, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
As yet another indication that the university campus has become “an island of repression in a sea of freedom,” last March a pro-Israel group, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, was barred from participati...
Jews don’t have to choose between ‘us’ and ‘them’
by Alan H. Gill, Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, a tiny but thriving Jewish community in the Balkans — the 250-person remnant of a majority Sephardic community nearly decimated by the Holocaust — reached out to its neighbors to provid...
Tempest in a swimsuit
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire ai...
Why Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP pick, is good for Israel and Jewish values
by Sen. Ben Cardin, Guest Columnist
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vic...
Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values
by Elliot Bartky, Ph.D., and Allon Friedman, M.D., Guest Columnists
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist ...
Crown Heights, 25 years later
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-five years ago, a car in the motorcade of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, accidentally hit and killed 7-year-old Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y...
To heal divisions among the Jewish people, divide the land
by Gilead Sher and Robert Mnookin, Guest Columnists
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
“If there is something that deprives me of sleep it is the fissures in Israeli society,” former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon declared just after he resigned in May. That same day Ehud Barak, who p...
Could the dispute in the South China Sea affect debate over Palestinian statehood?
by Dr. Rafael Medoff, Guest Columnist
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect the debate over creating a Palestinian state? The photos, released earlier this week by the Center for Strategic and Internatio...