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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 | 12 12 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 | 23 23 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 | 34 34 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 | 39 39 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 | 46 46 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 | 54 54 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 | 6 6 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 | 16 16 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 | 15 15 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 | 26 26 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 | 27 27 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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
UJA-Fed’s top exec bucked trends in his tenure
by Gary Rosenblatt
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Soon after John Ruskay took over the helm of UJA-Federation of New York in 1999 he gave a major address based on the notion, then prevalent, that Israel had reached a point in its histor...
Square One
May 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Support is waning for Natan Sharansky’s proposal to allow all Jews to worship freely at the Western Wall, and that should be dismaying  for those committed to reduce tensions at Judaism’s holiest s...
Israeli economy defies economic meltdown at 65
by Yoram Ettinger, Guest Columnist
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
While most of the world is afflicted by an economic meltdown, the Israeli economy appears to be bucking the trend. By many accounts, the country is demonstrating fiscal responsibility, sustained gr...
Mining Jewish culture
by Sarah Angrist, Guest Columnist
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in North America are fortunate in many ways, but not enough people appreciate our good fortune.  Too many are finding the dross while ignoring the nuggets. First, the dross.  We should quit be...
Ominous clouds hover once again over Europe
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The following speech was delivered Sunday, April 21, at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, at a commemoration marking the 68th anniversary of that Nazi concentration camp’s liberation. Standing here in the mi...
There is no difference
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s understandable why some Americans, including some prominent U.S. Senators, wanted to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev declared an enemy combatant for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. After all, ...
Regulation-happy PA ignores murder factory
by Abby W. Schachter
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a capital murder trial going on in Philadelphia. The man on trial for his life, Kermit Gosnell, is accused of butchering seven children after delivering them from their mothers’ wombs. He ...
In rebuttal: Michael M. Vanyukov doesn’t care about the facts
by Michael Sfard, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — I read with dismay and astonishment Michael Vanyukov’s account of my talk at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (“Michael Sfard: ‘I don’t care about history,’ ” April 4). I wonde...
Jews have an irrevocable right to settle West Bank, Gaza
by Jeff Pollock, Guest Columnist
Apr 18, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my favorite courses and professors at Pitt Law School was “International Law” taught by Jules Lobel, a lawyer whom I greatly admire. However, I must take exception to his apparently unqualif...
How to support Kerry’s Middle East shuttle diplomacy 
by Joel Rubin
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve just returned from a weeklong work trip to Israel and the West Bank.  It had been more than three years since my last visit.  While Israel never disappoints in its ability to delight the sense...