Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Statement on Guns: More Fiction Than Fact The front-page article, "Guns Represent 'Most Significant Public-Safety Issue,' " (Cover story, Dec. 13), has made me even more proud to be a parent of two Torah-observant teenage children who I can count on to shoot safely and well and, if needed, protect our family. No doubt "well-known Philadelphia philanthropist Lynn Honickman" wants...
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Daniel Levy
At a recent Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked his colleagues to shut their mouths about the recently released U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Olmert's gag order followed two weeks of unhelpful, knee-jerk reaction by some Israeli politicians caught off guard by the reports' conclusions, which found that Iran suspended its covert nuclear-weapons program in...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
If George W. Bush were running for president today on his current Mideast policy, he probably would lose the votes of many who have praised him as Israel's best friend ever in the Oval Office. In 2000, right-of-center pro-Israel voters were attracted by his vow to quickly move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and his determination not to following the...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
U.S. Intelligence Asks the Wrong Questions, Then Gets Wrong Answers Former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Dec. 11 about the Bush administration's Iran-intelligence folly: "The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran presents an interesting paradox: Though almost certainly the product of rigorous assessment and questioning, it may actually leave us less secure over...
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Hero to the End
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Several months ago, I got reacquainted with The New Leader , the longtime political journal, which discontinued its print version last year, but continues its long tradition of featuring fine pieces of analysis and incisive reviews of the arts at its Web site: www.newleader.com . And one of the distinct pleasures of reconnecting with the publication (which I had the...
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