Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

By:
Sen. Arlen Specter
Forty-five years ago, John F. Kennedy told graduating seniors at American University that peace was the "necessary rational end of rational man." Having recently returned from a visit to the Middle East, where I met with Israeli and Arab leaders, I believe that Israel and its rivals, excluding Iran, are ready to take a rational step toward peace. But it...
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While much attention has been paid to President Barack Obama's decision to tap former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell as special envoy to the Middle East, equally significant during the president's first weeks in office are the signals he's been sending toward Iran. In his first formal television interview as president, Obama told an Arabic station that America was ready to...
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For It All to Work, Both Parties Must Want Peace In his call for U.S. leaders to bring about an Arab-Israeli peace, Steve Masters doesn't seem to understand that the Americans can produce nothing if one of the two parties to any treaty is unwilling to make peace ("Memos to President Obama," Jan. 15). The fact is that neither Mahmoud...
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Israel made a strategically bold and politically wise decision when it initiated a cease-fire with Hamas over the weekend. But the burning question is: What next? Israeli forces delivered a devastating blow to the terrorist organization, destroying much of its governing infrastructure, killing hundreds of militants, and targeting the network of tunnels used to smuggle weapons and other contraband from...
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There are few times during the year when we can stand up as a community to be counted. Super Sunday is one of those times. On Jan. 25, hundreds of volunteers will come together for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual fund-raising outreach to the community. With the world mired in economic crisis and Jewish organizations suffering from declining...
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