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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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 | 8 8 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 | 13 13 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 | 12 12 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 | 7 7 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 | 17 17 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 | 17 17 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 | 15 15 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 | 9 9 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 | 11 11 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Recognition: the pros and cons
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In an interview Monday with a Palestinian news group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel is “free to call itself the Israeli Zionist Jewish Empire.” He said that in response ...
Netanyahu 2.0 is not your same old Bibi
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Few people follow the Middle East closer than David Makovsky. An award-winning journalist, Makovsky covered the peace process from 1989 to 2000. He is the former executive editor of the Jerusalem P...
Daylight savings for life — it can save lives, too
by Rabbi Danny Schiff
Guest Columnist
Sep 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Yet again, here in Israel we are embroiled in our annual struggle over daylight savings. Since 2005, Israel has ended daylight savings immediately after the first Shabbat following Rosh...
Judging a magazine by its cover?
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sept. 13 Time Magazine cover features a Star of David made of flowers encircling the headline “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.” No matter your political or religious standpoint, it’s a jar...
Harvard, Hampshire disinformation makes for a sobering lesson
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
This recent news item was too hard to believe. Had Harvard, arguably the most prestigious university in the nation, really divested its holdings in Israeli companies? As it turns out, the news was ...
In rebuttal: In supporting Republicans, columnist distorts facts in attack on Democrats
by Ivan C. Frank
Guest Columnist
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, in an op-ed written by conservative columnist Abby Wisse Schachter in The Jewish Chronicle, Schachter rails against Democrats for trying to help fix the mess that Republicans have gotten...
Koran burning a legal abomination
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We admit it, the pastor of the far-right Florida church that plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11 as some sort of twisted tribute to the victims of 9/11, has a legal right to do so. Morall...
Shofar is wake-up call to honest assessment — for ourselves and for Mideast
by Pesach Lerner
Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — With the advent of Rosh Hashana, reflection and introspection dominate our thoughts as we are called upon to examine our lives and focus on improving ourselves both as human beings and a...
A test of American and Jewish values
by Rabbi Paul Tuchman
Guest Columnist
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
We fortunate American Jews are living in a golden age. By “golden age” I mean the free and full observance of Judaism coupled with unlimited participation and achievement in a majority non-Jewish s...
C’mon Shas, police yourselves
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For those of you who don’t know, the Orthodox Israeli political party Shas, which, given the low threshold of votes needed to win seats in the Knesset, is a power broker in that country’s politics,...