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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Grumpy Fat Cats
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Bush library and museum
Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
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‘It cannot go on like this’
The disturbing attack on a young Jewish couple in a Paris suburb on Dec. 1 contained an element not seen in previous attacks thought to be motivated by anti-Semitism: the rape of a woman. This is a...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The lessons of Chuck Hagel
Most observers agree that U.S.-Israel military relations are now stronger than ever. During Israel’s summer war against Hamas in Gaza, for instance, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pressed Congres...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bad bill for the Jewish state
In what has largely been seen as the center-right circling of wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a controversial bill that would declare...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard into action
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard ( jewishscorecard.com ) “went live” on Feb. 18, 2014. The Scorecard is a catalyst for a vibrant, thriving and engaged Jewish community.  As a Pittsburgher,...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism in Armenia: a clear and present danger
The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians — much ...
Dec 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Garner’s death does not make me feel safer
The words of Leviticus (19:6) admonish us not to “stand idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed.” These words should sting our ears and shock our conscience in the wake of a Staten Island ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel and the betrayal of the intellectuals
The problem with being an intellectual is that you rarely have your ideas tested in the real world. But sitting on the sidelines enables you to use extreme rhetoric to advance crackpot notions that...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting the Jewish world’s new, urgent need
The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college campuses, they are thrust into a vuln...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Implications of the Supreme Court’s ‘passport’ case
The United States Supreme Court heard a case recently that was seemingly unimportant to many but with significant implications for Israel. The Court has been asked to determine the constitutionalit...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
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 ...
Downgrade S&P et al
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
If Standard & Poor’s hadn’t dropped its rating for U.S. loan guarantees to Israel at about the same time it downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, we wouldn’t have tackled the S&P story...