Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
Sealing a deal on the debt ceiling and deficit reduction is proving to be as elusive as finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The irony is that in this country, we're all presumably on the same side. Our political leaders, while ideologically diverse, should at least have a common interest in avoiding a default on U.S. loans that most...
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The United Nations is at it again, and it's still two months before the potential showdown over Palestinian statehood. The latest affront comes from the Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights who posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his personal blog. The post by Richard Falk featured a cartoon depicting a dog wearing a shirt labeled "USA" and a...
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This week, as we celebrate the independence of the United States, is a propitious time to reflect on just how far we have come as Jews in this country. Founded on the abiding principles of democracy, religious liberty and minority rights, we have gained -- and earned -- a level of religious freedom, economic success and political status unparalleled in...
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There's only one thing certain about the flotilla making its way to Gaza this week: No good can come of it. The attempt by naive and misguided activists seeking to bring attention to the situation in Gaza is foolhardy at best and potentially lethal at worst. The question is: How much harm will be done? Israel is apparently taking all...
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Imagine not knowing whether your son is dead or alive; when he's had his last meal, if he's ill or whether he's lost his sanity trapped in the hands of terrorists. That's the horrific fate of the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who will mark his fifth anniversary in captivity on June 25. A half-decade after he was...
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