Monday, June 1, 2015 Sivan 14, 5775

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The man who once had visions of residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. may soon be residing in very different federal housing. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ambition, greed and bleepin' vocabulary have made him the latest poster boy for political corruption. If even a fraction of what federal prosecutors allege -- from selling a U.S. Senate seat to shaking down a...
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By:
Michael Freund
With just a month left to go before he leaves office, George W. Bush has decided to pull the trigger and drop a bomb on the Middle East. But instead of targeting Iran's nuclear program or the Syrian regime, the president has inexplicably chosen to detonate a diplomatic device over the heads of all Israelis. In a move that was...
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It's So Easy to Evict Jews, but Not to Stop Missiles Israel's High Court of Justice did not "order" Defense Minister Ehud Barak to "begin an immediate evacuation" of the Jewish residents of a building in Hebron, as stated in your Jewish Telegraphic Agency cover story, "Showdown in Hebron, as Settlers Evicted," in the Dec. 11 issue. The court ruled...
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The fallout from the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities firm is still being sorted out as the many victims of what appears to have been the biggest scam in history assess the damages. Yet as grievous as the losses are to both the individuals and philanthropies whose assets were wiped out, it must be...
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By:
Martin Kramer
Behind the financial crisis was a well-practiced mechanism for concealing risk. The risk was there, and it was constantly growing, but it could be disguised, repackaged and renamed, so that, in the end, it seemed to have disappeared. Much of the debate about foreign policy in the United States is conducted in the same manner: Policymakers and pundits, to get...
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