Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
Iran deserves a stronger response from the candidates, the country and the Jews
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Jonathan S. Tobin
On the threat from Iran, we got some good news, bad news and even worse news last week. The good news: Both presidential candidates think the prospect of Iran going nuclear is a bad thing. Republican candidate John McCain went straight to the bottom line in the first presidential debate last week when he flatly stated, "We cannot allow a...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
The political campaign season is now in high gear. While much of the media's focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to call attention to one less-publicized aspect of the U.S. political scene in 2008, which we find troubling. This year, there have been increasing signs that the presidential race will present...
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Persecution of Christians in Middle East a Significant Obstacle to Peace Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews writes in www.JewishWorldReview.com on Sept. 11 about the systematic destruction of Christianity in the Middle East: "An Islamic court in Shiraz, Iran, has just convicted two men of being infidels. Their crime? Converting to Christianity. The possible sentence?...
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Now that I'm fast approaching my 60th birthday, I find myself riveted by any descriptions I run across of the aging process. Not that I consider myself old. But those who are honest with themselves as they approach their seventh decade have to admit that their bodies have begun sending signals that are a good deal different from the ones...
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It's time once again to take the 5769 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Did you have a good time in 5768? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year in which the tide turned in favor of the American war effort in Iraq. The rocket barrage on southern Israel was halted (for the...
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