Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

Weiner's downfall should be a wake-up call, the president has turned away from Israel and another plaque is needed near the Liberty Bell
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It was downright uplifting to see diverse leaders unite for Israel, Toomey's commitment to Israel doesn't give one reader much comfort and a rabbi's take on Armenia was well-meaning but skewed.
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This week's New Hampshire debate among Republican presidential hopefuls marked the opening salvo in what is certain to be a long, contentious election season. Thankfully, Israel got barely a mention, with only former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum charging that President Barack Obama has "turned his back" on America's allies, including Israel. But don't count on that omission lasting too long...
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By:
Rafael Medoff
The response that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed Congress last month came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans took part in the numerous standing ovations. Afterward, both parties made statements criticizing President Barack Obama's positions and supporting Israel's. But perhaps it's not so surprising that the prime minister attracted such bipartisan support since...
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By:
Rela Mintz Geffen
One only feels pride or shame, embarrassment or jubilation as a result of the actions of another if there is a familial relationship. That is why, in his groundbreaking studies of Jewish identity, the late social psychologist Simon Herman of Hebrew University used the following types of questions to test the connection between American and Israeli Jewish teenagers and the...
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