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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
Republican Excuses
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
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Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Senate Health Care Bill
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
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Netanyahu’s Indian bromance
It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to their shins in the Mediterranean surf and discus...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s un-welcome mat
This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, “the Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to the 800 athletes from 19 countries who...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government crashes into the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestra...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A matter of transparency
Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organizatio...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save planet Earth
While it makes us nervous that the United States is now “aligned” with Syria and Nicaragua as the only other country that is not a member of the Paris climate accord, the real significance of Presi...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited Jerusalem at 50
The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week, with the anniversary of the Six Day War on the secular...
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do we really oppose terrorism?
It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. Fourteen years ago, on June 11, 2003, I was on bus No. 14 in Jerusalem when an 18-year-old terrorist boa...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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United effort on Iran requires additional sanctions
At the height of World War II, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican and avowed isolationist, stood on the Senate floor and said, “We cannot drift to victory. We must have maximum united effort on a...
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop talking about Diaspora-Israel relations
Recent decisions by the Israeli government have led to expected warnings that Israel is alienating Diaspora Jewry, the loss of which will have severe consequences. With all due respect to Diaspora ...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toward a new Palestinian state of mind
The Six Day War may have transformed Palestinians’ geopolitical landscape, but when it comes to their collective mindset, there is still room for a major breakthrough. Jerusalem U just finished cre...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers is a fundamental IDF value
One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s break our current political intolerance
The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to celebrate about Jewish Pittsburgh
Since I was out of town last week, I missed Rabbi Mark Staitman’s talk about Pittsburgh’s “vanishing” Jewish community. I have enjoyed past Ehrenwerth Lectures, and am so grateful to the Ehrenwerth...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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American Jews must regain their focus on Middle East
by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Guest Columnist
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 20 20 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 | 19 19 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 | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 29 29 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 | 33 33 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 | 26 26 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...
Either embrace change in Egypt or stay quiet
by Lara Friedman
Guest Columnist
Feb 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) — There is the old joke that “denial is not just a river in Egypt.” And indeed it is true. The Nile is the longest river in the world, along whose shores the Egyptian people contin...