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State of the Union <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
State of the Union
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Israeli example’
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkish pols, army chiefs lock horns over Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM— The widening rift between Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government and its secularist armed forces is liable to undermine diplomatic efforts to end Ankara’s strained relations with Israel. T...
The Facebook farce
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s refusal by Facebook to remove pages espousing Holocaust denial kind of makes us wish the Winklevoss Brothers had won their lawsuit against the behemoth sharing site. Citing its First Am...
Anti-boycott law offends Israelis, American Jews alike
by Naftali Kaminski
Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
While I have been a frequent critic of Israeli government policies, as an Israeli living in the United States, I always felt a certain sense of pride in Israel’s ability to sustain and even enhance...
Obama’s pro-Israel record
by U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman
Guest Columnist
Jul 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This column previously appeared on the online news site, Politico.) WASHINGTON — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently declared, “President Obama treats Israel … as a problem,...
Let us distance ourselves
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You’d be hard pressed to find a solitary week more loaded with tragedy than the one we’ve just finished. In the past few days, we watched two tragedies unfold, both on a worldwide stage and both of...
Peddling Mengele: Redefining sleaze
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 21, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If you really want to despise someone, look no further than Stamford, Conn. That’s where you can find Basil (Bill) Panagopulos who runs Alexander Historical Auctions, an affiliate of the...
Why pray?
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a good question, and we have neither the right nor the wisdom to answer it on behalf of anyone. But we have been moved by the recent outpouring of prayers and support for the victims of two tr...
Dutch must find compromise on ritual slaughter ban
by Moshe Kantor
Guest Columnist
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
GENEVA, Switzerland — The Jewish community in Holland has its roots in those who fled persecution and discrimination to a land that has become acclaimed for its freedom of religion and expression. ...
No yellow brick road for Palestinian U.N. bid
by Anav Silverman
Guest Columnist
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Will the recognition and creation of a Palestinian state by the United Nations Security Council magically end Middle East unrest? Can the U.N. fulfill the role of the Wizard of Oz and h...
Of Balaam and Birthright: When a curse is a blessing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Officials of Birthright Israel are said to be worried about the impact of an in-depth, highly critical piece, written by a recent participant and published in the July 4 issue of The Nat...