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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 | 13 13 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 | 24 24 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 | 35 35 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 | 41 41 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 | 47 47 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 | 55 55 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 | 7 7 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 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 | 27 27 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 | 28 28 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 | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Conversion, free worship in Israel both need reforms
by Rabbi Alvin Berkun, Guest Columnist
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, I participated in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Rabbinic Cabinet mission to Kiev and Israel. Its purpose was to better our understanding of the work of the Jewish Joint Dis...
Jewish values, Judeo-Christian tradition don’t belong to fundamentalist right
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
 NEW YORK — Over the the past five years, the once benign terms “Judeo-Christian values” and “Judeo-Christian tradition” have been turned into veritable cudgels against President Obama.  A concept ...
The Cyprus connection
Mar 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t normally comment on news out of Cyprus, but something is happening there right now that could have a significant impact on Israel’s security. The New York Times is following the trial of a...
Pope Benedict fostered Catholic-Jewish relations
by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Guest Columnist
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — The election or the demise of a pope is always an event of enormous public interest that resonates well beyond the Catholic world.  This was certainly the case when the newswires flas...
For Israel’s sake, Obama needs his security team
by Joel Rubin
Feb 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will visit Israel in March.  This will be his first visit as president, and third visit overall.  His agenda also includes visits to the West Bank and Jordan.  His trip...
Lies that never die: Why a 93-year-old became a blogger
by Moshe Baran
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If you think that you are informed about what really happened in Sandy Hook, Conn., then read the following excerpt from an article published on an Iranian website: “Last Friday, December 14, Adam ...
A warning
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, when the Chronicle reported on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, we quoted Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, director of interfaith affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as warning that t...
Ambassador's visit to highlight continuing conflicts in Sudan, Saharan African
by David Rosenberg, Guest Columnist
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On Feb. 26 and 27, the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) will welcome to our city outgoing U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman. During his appearance...
Hartman was a Jewish leader with a complex legacy
by Abby W. Schachter
Feb 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish people lost a philosopher, a teacher and force of nature on Feb. 10 when Rabbi David Hartman passed away at the age of 81. Rabbi Hartman’s influence can be felt far and wide, through his...
War on bullying
Feb 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
We suspect most, if not all, of you know someone who is a bully or has been bullied. Maybe that someone is you. If you were bullied, you know it can be a life-scarring experience, something that af...