Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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M.J. Rosenberg
You know you are in trouble when it takes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dispel some of the gloom about the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel. But that's what happened at last month's Herzliya Conference on National Security. Netanyahu said: "I am optimistic, and my optimism is not baseless because I understand our capabilities." His remarks (surprising coming from...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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When Foxman Talks, the the Whole World Listens Having been present with Abe Foxman at recent meetings with Pope Benedict XVI, French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Romani Prodi, I can vouch for Jonathan Tobin's statement (A Matter of Opinion: "Out of Focus on Foxman," Jan. 18) that "when Foxman speaks, the mainstream media and government officials generally...
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The news that The Philadelphia Inquirer is closing its Jerusalem bureau is, for many friends of Israel, a mixed bag. On the one hand, the lack of original material with a Jerusalem dateline in the area's paper of record will diminish audience understanding of the region. On the other, there will be one less potential source of bias against Israel...
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As we struggle to find meaning in our lives, many of us wonder what we can do that actually makes a difference. Answering that question is precisely why support for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is more important than ever before. Federation must shoulder the responsibility for raising money to maintain local Jewish services, help individuals and families in...
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