Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776

In the ever-elusive quest for peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors, what goes around comes around. And much of it is not very encouraging. The Obama administration is signaling plans for yet another international conference, Arab nations are once again rejecting U.S. pleas for gestures toward Israel, and even Yasser Arafat has risen from the dead to cast his...
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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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