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Boehner De-Funds <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
Boehner De-Funds
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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Death Selfie<br>
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
Death Selfie
Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
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All about Shmuley
Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach the Jewish Al Sharpton? Like the reverend who is often identified as “civil rights leader Al Sharpton,” Boteach is an amalgam of activism and self-promotion — having brande...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schabas rests
As chairman of a three-person U.N. human rights panel appointed to investigate violations during last summer’s Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas was deemed by many to be biased again...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fallout from Dermergate
As Benjamin Netanyahu’s man in Washington, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has succeeded in identifying himself more closely with his prime minister than any other envoy in the nation’s history. That...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new AMIA bombing victim
With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a name? That which we call ‘Islamic’ …
When President Bush declared a “War on Terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, I wrote a piece decrying his use of the term. Terror is a mechanism, an ideological tool. The people who flew pl...
Feb 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?
Who is the Haman in your life? The person, who like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where Haman is forc...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reflections on the Jewish Federations’ solidarity mission to Paris
My early days as a Jewish Federation professional came at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of “never again” to one of str...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing the race card against Israel
When all else fails, play the race card. With the White House campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu running out of steam, the administration’s supporters scraped the bottom of ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are voluntary dues enough to get people to join synagogues?
Michael Paulson reported in The New York Times on the “Pay What You Want” model that some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership. Paulson estimated that about 30 ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Startup nation’ Israel’s best defense: science education
Due to a seemingly never-ending cycle of war in Israel, the Jewish state is constantly taking great measures to strengthen its military and defend its borders. Fueled by wartime pressures, the “sta...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to reconsider the Jewish love affair with buildings
The halls of the Omaha, Neb., Jewish Community Center are often empty, but not because there is no Jewish life here. Quite the contrary. On any given day, we have an impressive number of activities...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.N. gets it right (practically)
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, this paper, indeed much of the Jewish world, has criticized the United Nations for its one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — that is to say, its relentless and, a...
Time to shout down the Sharia mythmakers
by Abraham H. Foxman
Guest Columnist
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years...
Israel already a Jewish state; Abbas is a hypocrite
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — While the Obama administration is trying to ward off the Palestinians’ ill-conceived bid for unilateral recognition as an Arab state at the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian A...
Glenn Beck’s visit was a distraction to Israel, the world
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Sep 01, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Glenn Beck brought 2,000 people, including protestors and plenty of press, to Jerusalem on Wednesday night, as he brought the Restoring Courage tour of Israel to an end. Gathered at the...
Palestinian state less likely if U.N. votes yes
by Jay Bushinsky
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The prospect of the Palestinian Authority being transformed into a state adjacent to Israel is likely to become even more remote than it is today if the United Nations General Assembly ...
Be prepared — to help
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh area isn’t prone to hurricane strikes, even though remnants of Hurricane Ivan rumbled through in 2004, causing thousands of dollars in damages. Neither is our region an active epicen...
Experiencing Jerusalem through fresh eyes
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Many of us who travel to Israel frequently risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by Realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately unproductive Jewish political polemics, philanthrop...
Al Sharpton’s t’shuva
Aug 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Crown Heights riots of 1991 are still an open wound in both the black and Jewish communities. That was made painfully clear last week when the Rev. Al Sharpton, whom many accuse of stoking ange...
Ex-Pittsburgh rabbi ‘thrilled’ by Israeli demonstrations
by Rabbi Ezra Ende
Guest Columnist
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — About a month ago I heard on the radio that a group of students decided to pitch a tent on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard (the choice of the site sounds admittedly ironic) in order to ...
Israel hater could be Egypt’s next president
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Need something new to worry about the Mideast these days? Consider that the candidate emerging as the likely next president of Egypt is one of Israel’s fiercest critics — and that seems ...