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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 | 13 13 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 | 24 24 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 | 35 35 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 | 41 41 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 | 47 47 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 | 55 55 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 | 3 3 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 | 7 7 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 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 | 27 27 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 | 28 28 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 | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel should act now, before it’s too late
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My first response on learning of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the “basis” for a resumption of peace talks between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority was the old s...
Minister Danny Danon: Same approach to negotiations assures same result
by Danny Danon, Guest Columnist
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most Israelis, I am an eternal optimist. Living day to day in our neighborhood and faced with continued threats to our legitimacy and even our existence, what choice do we have? That being sai...
Norich a man of integrity who deserves better
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Aug 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sam Norich is a man of absolute integrity.  He deserved better — much, much better — than the shabby treatment to which he was subjected at the recent meeting of the board of directors o...
U.S. loses in Middle East’s escalating media warfare
by Lee Smith, Guest Columnist
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Al Jazeera staffers were recently driven out of a news briefing held by the Egyptian military — apparently because of perceptions by those in the crowd that the Doha-based network is biased toward ...
Outdated institution?
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you follow Israeli politics as they relate to religious affairs, then you know that the Jewish state has itself two new chief rabbis. David Lau was elected the new Ashkenazi chief rabbi last wee...
Mixed emotions about the life and words of Helen Thomas
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
I was a 21-year-old college student at the American University in Washington, D.C., when I saw Helen Thomas for the first time. The so-called “dean” of the White House press corps, regaled my class...
Washington reassesses Iran policy
by Joel Rubin
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Just when you think you understand how American and Iranian politics work, a lightning bolt comes from the sky to shake up conventional wisdom. That lightning bolt appeared last month,...
No alternative to two-state solution
by Kenneth Bandler, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The two-state premise for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict goes back to the very foundation of the State of Israel. The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947 divided British-ruled Mandato...
Palestinian state won’t bring peace
by Morton A. Klein, Guest Columnist
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We all want the Arab war against Israel to be finally resolved. But is establishing a Palestinian state the answer? Not when the Palestinians’ goal is Israel’s destruction, as opposed to a Palestin...
Cautiously pragmatic
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
We won’t say we’re cautiously optimistic about last week’s announcement that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resume direct peace talks after a three-year lull. There have been too many f...