Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

Arms sale to the Saudis won't solve America's problems in the Middle East
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Jonathan S. Tobin
After the release of the Iraq Study Group's report last November, many in Washington despaired over the unwillingness of the Bush administration to listen to the author's pleas for a return to the old "realist" foreign policy in the Middle East that had dominated American thinking for decades before Bush's dreaded "neocons" took over. But those laments were premature. Any...
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No Basis to Allegations Against Nefesh B'Nefesh Regarding the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article, published by the Jewish Exponent (Israel & Mideast: "Aliyah Groups Split and Get Ready to Battle," July 19), Nefesh B'Nefesh feels that it must clarify some confusion that has been created by the statements contained in the article regarding our nonprofit status. Nefesh B'Nefesh was determined by...
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For more than 100 years, that little blue box has been a mainstay of Jewish life. The coins that accumulated in the Jewish National Fund's trademark pushkas helped purchase land in that became the bridgehead for the Jewish state envisioned by Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. In the nearly 60 years since Israel's founding, the fund has continued...
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By:
Barry Rubin
In Istanbul, Turks of every political position told me the same story to explain their situation: To cook a live frog, you don't put it in a pot on a high flame. You put it in cool water and raise the temperature very slowly. This is what they fear is happening following the victory of the Islamic-oriented Justice and Development...
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By:
Henry Feingold
Using its huge gas and oil reserves, and its massive armaments industry, the Putin regime has embarked on an effort to retrieve its rank as a world-class power. Some strategists welcome the effort at restoration of the comparatively predictable bipolar world of the Cold War. But few former refuseniks, the Jewish dissenters who applied for emigration visas and were rejected,...
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