Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

The end of the marathon presidential election race this week (though the final results were not known as this page went to press) puts a period on a fascinating campaign that held the nation's attention for more than a year. But the election of a new president and Congress is not the end of politics or public policy. On the...
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Israel's security will be affected more by its own voting than by our election
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Jonathan S. Tobin
American Jews have spent much of the past year tying themselves in knots debating which of the presidential candidates is the stronger supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. To the last week of the campaign, Republicans continued to argue that Barack Obama's protestations of sympathy for the Jewish state were faked. Their last-ditch efforts centered around Obama's appearance at a 2003...
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The universe of Paul Celan, one of the central poets of the 20th century, continues to expand for English-speaking readers, thanks to certain enterprising translators. This year saw the publication by Sheep Meadow Press of the demanding Snow Part , rendered by Ian Fairley. Now the intrepid American Poetry Review , based here in Philadelphia and considered by many to...
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Lots of Glee Expressed in Tehran Over America's Economic Woes Analyst Jonathan Schanzer writes in the Washington Times ( www.washingtontimes.com ) on Oct. 22 about high spirits in Tehran: "As Americans struggle with the loss of wealth resulting from the ongoing credit crunch, subprime mortgage meltdown, and subsequent stock drops, the leading figures of the Islamic Republic of Iran are...
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By:
David Broida
I am voting for Sen. Barack Obama for president because of his strong and consistent support for the State of Israel. That's right. Despite the unfair Republican attacks on Obama which allege that he's weak on the issue, the truth is, support of Israel is, among many other things, an excellent reason to vote for him. Here are a few...
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