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CIA Spies On Congress <br>
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
CIA Spies On Congress
Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant
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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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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 | 7 7 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 | 10 10 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 | 13 13 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 | 10 10 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comforting to know
Last week, a Torah scribe from Florida visited the Tri-State area. Rabbi Yochanan Salazar checked and repaired Torah scrolls at a Reform congregation in Wheeling, W.Va., and Conservative and Orthod...
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 12 12 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 | 24 24 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 | 24 24 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 | 17 17 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 | 11 11 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Apartheid Week is a Soviet creation
NEW YORK — #Rethink2014 is one of the more creative Twitter hashtags I’ve recently encountered. Launched by students opposing the hatefest otherwise known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the has...
Mar 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kissinger and WikiLeaks
Dec 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the revelation that Henry Kissinger made a heinous remark about Jews and gas chambers in a just-released 1973 tape recording of him and President Richard Nixon, some in the Jewish communi...
Fire’s devastation can lead to positive change
by Rachel Liel and Daniel Sokatch
Guest Columnists
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It is hard to explain just how devastated Israelis are by the Carmel fire. But it is easier to explain how that devastation can become a positive force for positive change, right no...
Arab praise of fires
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As forest fires raged out of control in northern Israel last week, The Jerusalem Post published a disturbing story. The paper reported on Dec. 4 that many Arabs were strongly condemning Egypt and J...
Chanuka’s dangerous lessons for today’s Republicans
by Joel Rubin
Dec 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — I have always found Chanuka to be a bit unsettling.  While it’s a holiday that has become a cornucopia of fun and games, full of gifts and gelt, this festival is actually all about cel...
U.S. Jews must wake up to homegrown terror threat
by Yehudit Barsky
Guest Columnist
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — While the nation’s attention is again focused on a foiled act of homegrown terrorism, this time in Oregon, the Jewish community has good reason to stay on high guard. A new FBI report on...
Frankel talks budget crunch, marijuana in interview
by Abby Wisse Schachter
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Mazal tov to State Rep. Dan Frankel, who on Nov. 2 was re-elected in a walk. Now that the election is over and the state is facing a major budget crunch, it seemed an opportune moment to sit down w...
Who really pulls the strings?
Dec 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We hope John Mersheimer and Stephen Walt are paying attention to the WikiLeaks story. The two professors, you may recall, wrote a book in 2007, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” in which ...
Porn claims, internal fighting make AIPAC vulnerable
Nov 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Just two weeks ago, the Jewish world was rocked — and completely let down — when 17 employees of the Claims Conference were arrested for stealing $42.5 million that should have gone to serve Holoca...
Beck’s Holocaust revision is a threat to history
by Simon Greer
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 13 13 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 11, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened scares me. On Tuesday night...
Israel, like Obama, seeing importance in India ties
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s trip to India last week highlights India’s growing importance to the United States. Similarly, cooperation between India and Israel is expanding, as the importance of...