Saturday, May 28, 2016 Iyyar 20, 5776

The Political Campaignof Fear Must Be Derailed After seeing the Republican Jewish Coalition ads and looking at its Web site, I have changed my registration from Republican to Democratic. Jews have been the victims of lies, distortions, and vehement, deadly hatred. For a Jewish organization to contribute to any kind of fear-mongering and to the sordid smearing of a decent...
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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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