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Deflated<br>
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Deflated
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Minnie Measles Outbreak<br>
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Minnie Measles Outbreak
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 11 11 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 | 7 7 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
JDub closure a loss to Jews
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few years there, it seemed like Jewish music had really found a home. JDub Records, founded nine years ago, provided a refreshing blast of Jewish music — rock, rap, folk, funk and more — and ...
Jews becoming commonplace in conservative ‘new media’
by Benjamin Korn
Guest Columnist
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Many reviews already have appeared of “The Undefeated,” the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin’s tenure in Alaska. Yet none of them — even in The Los Angeles Times, Hu...
Two mayors looking for a grassroots connection
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — “Even if there is peace between Israel and the Arabs, it will not solve our problems,” Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town in the north called Kfar Qara (population 17,000),...
No one wins
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
One year ago, the word “flotilla” was the buzzword of the day — constantly used in the international media to damn the Israel’s military action against a so-called humanitarian aid trip from Turkey...
Thank you, Barbara
Jun 30, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week will be unfamiliar ground for the Chronicle, and for Jewish Pittsburgh at large. Barbara Befferman, a fixture at the Chronicle in several capacities for more than two decades, and the CEO...
Failed Gaza blockade begs question: why run it?
by Jay Bushinsky
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — An objective assessment of the blockade imposed by Israel in mid-2007 on the Gaza Strip leads to one conclusion: It totally failed to achieve its declared objectives. It did not prompt ...
Obama’s unexpected Pro-Israel speech
by Mitchell Bard
Guest Columnist
Jun 24, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel and its supporters were understandably nervous when President Obama stepped to the podium of the State Department. After two years of what they viewed as disastrous policies tha...