Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Daniel Levy
At a recent Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked his colleagues to shut their mouths about the recently released U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Olmert's gag order followed two weeks of unhelpful, knee-jerk reaction by some Israeli politicians caught off guard by the reports' conclusions, which found that Iran suspended its covert nuclear-weapons program in...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
If George W. Bush were running for president today on his current Mideast policy, he probably would lose the votes of many who have praised him as Israel's best friend ever in the Oval Office. In 2000, right-of-center pro-Israel voters were attracted by his vow to quickly move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and his determination not to following the...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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National Intelligence Community: Way Out of Its League on Tehran Policy Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger writes in The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) on Dec. 13 that spying and policymaking don't mix: "The extraordinary spectacle of the president's national security adviser obliged to defend the president's Iran policy against a National Intelligence Estimate raises issues: How are we now to...
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Certain writers do one thing so well, they eventually become predictable, known for their schtick. Loyal readers, in fact, come to look forward to the next outing. Christopher Hitchens, for example, has been known for more than three decades as a dependable curmudgeon, good for a vitriolic rant every few weeks or so. His career also has taken some compelling...
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Abraham H. Foxman
Republican candidate Mitt Romney's recent speech to the American people about his Mormonism and faith in America was an important contribution to our ongoing national dialogue regarding the appropriate role of religion in politics. We agree that there is no place in our society for bigotry, and that one's religion should never be a test for political office. We also...
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