Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Shevat 30, 5776

Israel made a strategically bold and politically wise decision when it initiated a cease-fire with Hamas over the weekend. But the burning question is: What next? Israeli forces delivered a devastating blow to the terrorist organization, destroying much of its governing infrastructure, killing hundreds of militants, and targeting the network of tunnels used to smuggle weapons and other contraband from...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
After eight years of praising George W. Bush as the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, his most ardent Jewish supporters may be having second thoughts as he leaves office. Even long-standing Bush loyalists like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused his administration of "succumbing to Arab pressure," and working to "undermine" Israel's Gaza operation by...
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By:
Rabbi Marc Schneier
Since claiming the presidency, Barack Obama has been universally praised by foreign leaders as a breath of fresh air for American diplomacy. On Dec. 27, however, world leaders' jubilant anticipation of his inauguration took a backseat as Israel began its current operation in Gaza and questions arose as to how the incoming president would respond to the conflict. While President-elect...
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Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday will mark the end of one very long road and the beginning of another. His historic ascent to the highest office in the land comes as our nation and our world face their gravest challenges in decades. Jan. 20 will also, hopefully, close the door to a period of political divisiveness that at times unsettled...
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Bush Critic Says Prez Now Deserves Jews' Praise President George W. Bush deserves the Jewish community's appreciation for his stalwart support of Israel's current actions in Gaza. The Israeli government is taking necessary moves against Hamas and merits international support, and here the president has taken the lead in standing behind Israel. This is coming from one who has been...
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