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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cosby
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Inspecting Hillary <br>
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
Inspecting Hillary
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
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End run around Congress
On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The all-purpose villain
On Friday, shareholders of two subsidiaries of the Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest family-owned conglomerate, are expected to vote on the merger of these two companies. What raises this story ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sobering thoughts about BDS
In its annual survey of the Jewish world, the Israel-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) considered the de-legitimization threat posed against Israel by the boycott, divestment a...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Order in the court
It is one of Israel’s paradoxes that, while the country accepts any conversion made abroad for purposes of aliyah, not even many Orthodox conversions made abroad are sufficient to render a future I...
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the ‘nones’
First the good news. The American Jewish population has stabilized in size after decades of decline. That’s the positive glimmer from the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Chris...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diane Rehm’s loyalty oath
Public radio host Diane Rehm is known for running a genial, intelligent and well-informed talk show. But during her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week, someth...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional Republicans need to take Iran deal seriously
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of skilled negotiators achieved a national security miracle: a diplomatic deal that blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.   This should be a caus...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal with Iran: rotten from its very core
It has been two weeks since the signing of the agreement with Iran and we all have had an opportunity to read it closely. The issue at hand is too critical and serious to be debated solely through ...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran agreement is a good deal for America
During the George W. Bush administration, we were told that the United States had to attack Iraq to stop Saddam Hussein from acquiring nuclear weapons. In then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s inf...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four major problems with the Iran deal
Israel has long been concerned that the P5+1 powers would negotiate a bad deal with Iran. But the deal announced last week in Vienna is breathtaking in its concessions to an Iranian regime that is ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My rabbi needs legal aid
Following Shabbat services on the day after a Supreme Court majority recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I asked to the young rabbi of our modern Orthodox congregation: “How wil...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren
Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washingt...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The hissy fit over Michael Oren
On Nov. 15, 2012, just after Hamas had begun launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, hosted a dinner party in Washington, honorin...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mosque attack
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Israel and worldwide can be proud of the community’s quick and active condemnation of last week’s attack on a mosque in the Galilean city of Tuba-Zangariyye. But it’s not enough. As you kno...
Bridging the Israel-Diaspora gap is more vital than ever
by Avi Dichter
Guest Columnist
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Ashkelon, Israel — Turkey, long one of Israel’s more stable and supportive partners in the region, expelled Israel’s ambassador. In Egypt, a peaceful partner to Israel since the two nations signed ...
Housing construction a question of bad timing for Israel
by Jay Bushinsky
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Good timing obviously is not one of the Israeli government’s attributes. Immediately after the so-called Quartet (the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia) called fo...
Saudi women, Israeli women both need social change
by Elana Maryles Sztokman
Guest Columnist
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The news that Saudi women will soon be given the right to vote — if the year 2015 is considered “soon” — is being hailed around the world as remarkable. The BBC called it “groundbreaking,” the Whit...
The Jewish perception of tattoos: A fair prejudice?
by Randy Shmuly Yanklowitz
Guest Columnist
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — I recently spoke with young former gang members undergoing tattoo removal at Homeboy Industries, a job-training site in L.A. for at-risk and gang involved youth. Their tattoos serve a...
Ed Koch: Obama’s new ally
Oct 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The new poll by the American Jewish Committee, which shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Jews slipping to an all-time low of 45 percent, is a wake-up call to the president from a c...
It’s time to stand up to Erdogan
by Jason Epstein
Guest Columnist
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the United Nations last week, he repeated his demand that the world body “raise the Palestinian flag” without acknowledging that Pale...
Has Israel given up the long fight against human trafficking?
by Kayla Zecher
Guest Columnist
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In June of this year, Israel’s police commissioner, Yochanon Danino, announced the dissolution of Sa’ar, a unit that specializes in cases dealing with the exploitation of foreign workers and refuge...
Fulfilling the promise
by Gary Rosenblatt
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Walking through the small, neatly kept Congregation Kneseth Israel cemetery in Annapolis, Md., recently was, as usual, a bittersweet experience. Visiting not only my parents’ graves but ...
P.A. campaign in reverse
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We were heartened by news this past weekend that Spain, a principal member of the European Union, recognized Israel as the Jewish homeland, just one day after the Palestinian Authority submitted it...