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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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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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opinion
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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Archives
Crown Heights, 25 years later
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 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 | 163 163 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 | 154 154 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...
Not in the Olympic Spirit
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
The Olympic Spirit is supposed to promote healthy sports competition, divorced from political or more serious differences between countries whose athletes choose to compete. In ancient Greece, warr...
Turning the Temple from construct into construction
by Lieba Rudolph, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the beit hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don’t witness its rebuilding, i...
Pope Francis must insist Auschwitz church be moved
by Avi Weiss, Guest Columnist
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Poland, visiting Auschwitz — the notorious death camp in Poland where 1.1 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Auschwitz is comprised of...
Black lives matter, and so does Israel
Aug 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans of goodwill have rightly been concerned by violence, much of it by police, against unarmed black men, from the choking of Eric Garner to the rough ride given to Freddie Gray. Jews are no ...
Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
by David M. Elcott , Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
We met Demoz Deboch at services in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was Friday night in June of 2013 and we were surrounded by hundreds of white-clad Falash Mura, the descendants of Jews who were now living a ...
Prelude to a pogrom
by David Nabhan, Guest Columnist
Aug 03, 2016 | 7 7 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
Very recently filmmaker Ami Horowitz documented how Portland State University students reacted when being asked to pledge money to purchase explosives to bomb Israeli schools, hospitals and synagog...
The spectacle of the battling New York mayors
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
Political attack dogs, like their furry namesake, come in many breeds. But even in the same breed, no two attack dogs are exactly the same. And so it was with two former Republican mayors of New Yo...