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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...
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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Letter to an Israeli pioneer
by Rosanne Skirble, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Raffa: You came into my life and married my mother when I was 10.  You asked my permission and let me try on the engagement ring first.  I accepted you as my father.  We had the wedding at our...
‘A bris is still a bris’
by Rick Perloff, Guest Columnist
Jun 12, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
I feel a little unsettled this Father’s Day. It’s an odd feeling — of loss and strong obdurate silence where once there were words, sounds and a linguistic joie de vivre. My father, Robert Perloff,...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel is in the planning stages of developing its Leviathan natural gas field, the world’s largest offshore gas discovery in 10 years, with an estimated 19 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of reserves. H...
Spruced-up train station, other amenities, draw Israelis to City of Gold
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem — On the night we arrived in Israel, my wife and I went for a stroll to see the newly renovated train station complex in the center of town. As we walked through the gates and saw the lar...
The moral case for reforming the Jewish education model
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, in Jewish Ideas Daily, Aryeh Klapper, who is dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and teaches rabbinic literature at Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, ...
The new equality
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
No matter what you think of Naftali Bennett, the current religious affairs minister in the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he knows how to cut to the heart of a matter. Take the tr...
A long transition
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Far be it from us to downplay the importance of a November general election, and we always encourage our readers to vote, but barring some unforeseen scandal or monumental public relations blunder,...
Tragic ghost of Holocaust continues to haunt
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Imagine that you are a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe.  Imagine further that somehow you have developed a relationship, with a senior SS officer responsible for what is euphemistically know...
Rabbi Gittelsohn made history with Iwo Jima sermon
by Sheldon M. Young, Guest Columnist
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The fight for Iwo Jima in 1945 was one of the bloodiest of World War II. A tiny island in the Pacific dominated by a volcanic mountain and pockmarked with caves, Iwo Jima was the setting for a five...
Art education without ethics does students a disservice
by Ben Schachter, Guest Columnist
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh was not pleased. During the Antigravity Parade at Carnegie Mellon University this year, a student participated wearing a pontifical shaped crown and barely anything...