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State of the Union <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
State of the Union
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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...
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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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Israeli example’
The release on Dec. 9 of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects showed that the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” was both l...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes Virginia, it is torture and it is a crime
Most newspapers attempt to provide balance on their opinion pages by featuring differing points of view. The supposedly liberal New York Times has the reliably conservative David Brooks and Ross Do...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wonders of Cuba: What’s not to love?
My love affair with Cuba began early. Even as a student at Allderdice in the 1950s, I relished every bit of detail about that little island so close to America. It has a wonderful and remarkable hi...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
From father to son, the Netanyahu legacy in Washington
by Rafael Medoff
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The enthusiastic response that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed the U.S. Congress on May 24 came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans bot...
Upping the ante: Why I’m doubling down on the teen years
by Lynn Schusterman
Guest Columnist
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — For Jen, it all started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one o...
Survivors pass torch to eclectic generation
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Growing up, we whose parents had come out of the Shoa believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps...
Weiner only a distraction
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been called a lot of things in the past few weeks. And most of them are not very nice. Weiner (D-N.Y.) first came to the attention of the entire country in late May, wh...
Heed the lonely voice of reason of Canada's prime minister
by Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper
Guest Columnists
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Pundits already are busy deciphering the performance of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his new foreign policy team at the just-completed Group of Eight Summit in France. T...
Alienation from Israel hitting liberal seminaries
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A second-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary says her year-in-Israel experience, as part of her academic training, has been “enriching and incredibly painful” in t...
Toomey’s learning curve
Jun 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey deserves credit for his recent 72-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. After he and his Democratic opponent in the 2010 election, Joe Sestak, met our editorial s...
Assert Jerusalem's Jewish heritage
by Nathan Diament
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Among his many statements related to Israel in the last couple of weeks, President Obama got at least one thing right when he said at a London news conference that Jerusalem goes deep ...
We must talk about two Jerusalems
by Jill Jacobs
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After my first visit to Israel, at age 6, I proudly toted my photo album to Hebrew school for show- and-tell. As the class crowded around a picture of the Kotel, my teacher marveled, “Lo...
Finding ways to celebrate together
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“There is nothing new under the sun,” wrote the author of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, who, according to tradition, is King Solomon, the wisest of all men. Yet much of Jewish life, and particu...