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Wealth versus democracy
In the world of politics and diplomacy, we are accustomed to understatement and a fair degree of obfuscation in much of the public discourse that unfolds around us. So when someone says what’s real...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Jonathan Greenblatt?
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League for a generation, Abe Foxman became the authority on what is and isn’t anti-Semitism. Foxman’s name, in many respects, became a synonym for the ve...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish community recharger
On Sunday, close to 3,000 Jewish professionals and lay leaders will gather at a suburban Washington, D.C., resort to discuss Jewish issues, to network with other active Jews and learn how to be mor...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversions and politics
Immediately after Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, D.C.’s Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested and charged with placing hidden cameras in the changing room of an adjacent ritual bath, the que...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of trust, sanctity
The arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel on six charges of voyeurism has shaken his congregation, Kesher Israel in Georgetown, as well as the Jewish community of greater Washington and the Orth...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying ahead of crises
Recent news of the first transmission of the Ebola virus in the U.S. — a nurse in Texas infected by the disease while treating the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan, with the CDC attributing her infe...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious u...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who’s blocking a two-state solution?
Does Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas want peace with Israel? Given his posture since peace talks broke down in April, his inflammatory U.N. speech and ongoing rhetoric, and now a...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship
The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administra...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and decide
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are for...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristallnacht’s lessons for today
Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do about car terrorism?
As I prepare for an upcoming visit to Israel, I can’t help but feel a twinge of apprehension. How could it be otherwise? The recent vehicular terrorist attacks in Jerusalem inevitably make every vi...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘chicken----gate’ fallout for America, Israel and the Middle East
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, got it 100 percent right in a Facebook posting just a few hours after the latest blow to American-Israeli relations — aka “chicken----gate” — surfaced in...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Two people, same dreams
Feb 28, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On page one of this week’s Chronicle, we report that Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who is notorious for his anti-Semitic rhetoric, will appear at the new August Wilson Center,...
American Jews must regain their focus on Middle East
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The rapid changes in the Middle East are leading many in the American Jewish community to suffer from analysis paralysis. We have become so mesmerized by events in Cairo that we have s...
Middle East ripe for democracy? Probably not
by Stuart Pavilack
Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I have been following the political unrest in Tunisia and Egypt for several weeks — with eyes wide open, hopeful and cautious. There are a lot of influences in play; some unsolicited, some missing ...
Greece, Israel draw closer following Turkey spat
by Jay Bushinsky
Feb 17, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Moving quickly to fill the diplomatic and economic vacuum created by the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Israel, a new regional partnership is being formed by Israel and G...
Trains, windmills = security
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s hard to find a U.S. senator with less vision for the future than Mitch McConnell. In his mania to slash federal spending, which we admit is an ominous problem, the Kentucky Republican and Sena...
Celebrating 25 years of freedom for Natan Sharansky
by Avi Weiss
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Feb. 11 marks 25 years since Natan Sharansky crossed the Glienicke Bridge from East to West Germany and became a free man. Countless stories have been told about Sharansky’s defiance of ...
Open the doors for hungry Gen-Yers to serve
by Kenneth Brander
Guest Columnist
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It comes as no surprise that in a world where many neglect the importance of community, iPhones, iPods and iPads are the trendiest gadgets. These devices represent a culture that desires...
Bang for the buck
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States supports Egypt every year, this year to the tune of $1.3 billion, in defense aid. So, what are we buying? An Egyptian army that is intrinsically tied to the Pentagon, an Egyptian ...
American Jews must stand up for the New Middle East
by Joel Rubin
Feb 10, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Sometimes the Middle East just plain explodes. And when it does, the residue of the fallout tends to last for a very long time. Major events in the Middle East inevitably become woven ...
Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger’s revenge on the Jews?
by Phyllis Chesler
Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is he still confined, languishing, festering in jail for 25 years? Solitary confinement is th...