Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

After months of nervous restraint over the Obama administration's policy toward Iran, Israelis are understandably running out of patience. Both the nervousness and the impatience were on display this week after U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met with top Israeli officials. Ehud Barak, Israel's defense minister, said that any engagement with Iran "should be short in time, well-defined in...
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Sestak Record Proves That He's an Israel Ally In his cover story on Congressman Joe Sestak's probable run for the U.S. Senate ("Sestak Eyes Specter's Job, and Wants Jews to Help Him Win," July 23), reporter Bryan Schwartzman mischaracterized Sestak's appearance at Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in April 2007. Sestak came to the synagogue to explain why he accepted...
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By:
David E. Edman
Americans have access to the best health care in the world, but our system of insurance is broken, leading to unacceptably high health care costs, wasteful spending and a lack of access or insurance for some. Experts agree that approximately 30 percent of the $2.5 trillion dollars of our annual health care expenses are wasted on unnecessary, inappropriate and poor...
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By:
Allyson Schwartz
The facts are clear on why health reform is such a focal point of Congress' agenda. Almost 50 million Americans are without coverage. Millions more worry about the stability of their coverage -- that in the case of an accident or illness, their insurance may not cover critical needs. Since 2000, Pennsylvania families have seen a 100 percent increase in...
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By:
Gregg J. Rickman
During the 1990s, the world was seized with stories of Nazi plunder and heirless property from the Holocaust era. Stolen bank accounts, looted artwork, confiscated real estate and payments for slave labor made front-page headlines, were the talk of congressional hearings and became the subject of international diplomacy. By the decade's end, billions of dollars had been returned to survivors...
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