Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Call Them What They Are: Issues of Freedom As a 41-year-old married father who happens to be a Democrat, I take exception to the term "life-style issues" in the Exponent's story about how Jews vote (Cover: "Rise of the 'Culture Wars,' " Oct. 5). I am very pro-Israel. That said, for those who wonder how I, as a Jew, could...
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Tom Lantos
As a new congressman 25 years ago, the first legislation I introduced was a bill to pay a debt from my adolescence. My wife, Annette, felt a similar obligation. We owed our lives to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who had saved us during the Holocaust. At that time, Wallenberg was thought by many to be alive in the Soviet gulag,...
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Efraim Inbar
The major challenges to American diplomacy in the post-Cold War era -- threats to the free flow of oil, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and Islamic terrorism -- originate in the Middle East. With America's invasions of Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq in 2003, this region has become the focus of the United States' efforts to neutralize radical...
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For the many Americans who love and take pride in Israel, some of the news coming out of the Jewish state lately is a little hard to take. Accusations of rape and sexual harassment against President Moshe Katsav are deeply troubling, even if Katsav is entitled to the presumption of innocence. But this is no more depressing than the charges...
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There are times when it seems the morning paper is trying to tell me something specific about the Jewish experience or Jewish history, though not in any programmatic way. Usually, a number of disparate elements jump out at me, and I see a pattern -- and then wonder if the editors or any other readers see it as well. This...
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