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White Supremacy <br>
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
White Supremacy
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
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Obama Cares <br>
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Obama Cares
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Jews of Crimea
Done peacefully, we wouldn’t care if Crimea were part of Russia or Ukraine. But it’s being done at gunpoint, with a puppet prime minister, installed by Russia, ostensibly running the show on that B...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Levinson home
Now may be the perfect time for the Obama administration to push the Iranian government to come clean on the fate of Robert Levinson. Levinson, 66, of Coral Springs, Fla., disappeared seven years a...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to build on
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that he would accept a U.S.-led NATO force to patrol a Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time is an interesting developme...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erekat should go
This paper supports the peace process. That’s a clearly defined position to take, even if it’s not universally popular in Jewish Pittsburgh. But we have long held that it is better for Israeli and ...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work to do
Last week, we used this space to criticize the recent — and sadly, latest — attack on a Reform synagogue in the Israeli city of Raanan. The Beit Shmueli synagogue has been targeted several times in...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrageous resource guide
When the Presbyterian Church (USA), at its 2012 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, narrowly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business in Israel, while at the same time adopting a m...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame and hypocrisy at Brandeis University
A celebrated Jewish playwright once declared the creation of the State of Israel “a mistake” and has since raged against the Jewish homeland, calling it a source of “terrible peril.” In 2006 that s...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twersky so much more deserving than a small sendoff
Al Twersky died in early February. Newspapers printed the small obituary, 16 short lines mentioning Edith, his beloved wife of 62 years, his two sons, Jack and Jeffrey, his two grandchildren, Emma ...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The future of Jewish nonprofits: Let the Millenials drive
In 2007, a friend reached out to me for help. Her uncle was a long-term resident at the Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and she requested that I join her on the American Friends of Reuth’s Young ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy
NEW YORK — Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evgeny Kissin and the nature of moral courage
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal posed a very good question, recently: “Do artists have a responsibility to protest against moral injustice?” He was asking in reference to two internationa...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Netanyahu, the time for talk is past — time now for deeds
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life within the Zionist conspiracy: an AIPAC conference
With the coming of spring and the blossoming of cherry blossoms comes the annual migration of pro-Israel activists to Washington, D.C., for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Poli...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Alexander Machkevitch: Jewish billionaire from nowhere
by Gary Rosenblatt
Apr 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Alexander Machkevitch, 57, is a Jewish billionaire little known in America, and from a country virtually unknown in the West — Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim republic of the former Soviet Union. H...
Cartoonish politics
Apr 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Many of the political cartoons emanating from the Arab world since Richard Goldstone disavowed the key conclusion of his 2009 United Nations report, that Israel possibly committed crimes against hu...
Frequent gag order use flouts Israel’s democracy claims
by Jay Bushinsky
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The mysterious abduction of a Palestinian engineer from Ukraine to Israel two months ago will either turn out to have been a brilliant anti-terrorist tactic or a useless exercise in int...
Who ‘screwed up’?
Apr 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Did Richard Goldstone, the architect of the 2009 United Nations report that suggested Israel committed war crimes, “screw up,” as at least one columnist has written? Those words were written by Dav...
Why Israel should support Arab democracy
by James Prince
Guest Columnist
Mar 31, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Sitting with Israeli policy makers during the protests in Tunisia and then Egypt, I could feel the anxiety and alarm as senior officials from across the political spectrum attempted t...
Poland’s foreign minister misspeaks on restitution
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 31, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
By disparaging the U.S. government’s support of demands that Poland compensate Jews for property stolen from them during the Holocaust, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski exacerbated the fir...
The intifada won’t start here, says Facebook
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In this week’s Torah commentary , Rabbi Nosson Sachs praises the ability of social media to not only connect us all, but actually help us enact change. We all watched as Egyptians took to Facebook ...
Poland must return Nazi-confiscated properties
by Daniel Schatz
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told wit...
Creating the next pillars of Jewish identity
by Joel Rubin
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I grew up with a Jewish identity steeped in the twin pillars of love of Israel and passion for understanding the Holocaust. The Jewish institutions that formed my Jewish consciousness ...
Actions speak louder than words T
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A three-judge panel in Tel Aviv this week sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to seven years in jail for rape and sexual assault, and ordered the disgraced leader to pay compensation to...