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A Proposal for a Weekend of Social Media Silence

How do you broach something so tragic as the Newtown school shooting on Facebook and Twitter? Or do you at all? How do you broach...

Letters Week of Dec. 13, 2012

Praise for leaders of the Soviet Jewry movement, a word of caution about a new book on media bias and a plea to continue...
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What Would Students Protest Today?

Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews....
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Obama’s Anti-Genocide Fighter Seeks U.N. Office Space?

Eight months after President Barack Obama appointed Samantha Power to direct the new Atrocities Prevention Board, it still has no website, phone number or...
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More of the Same From the Palestinians

The leader of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, made his first visit to Gaza last week and peppered his numerous pronouncements with incendiary words aimed directly...
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‘Refusenik’ Still Defines Her

I have now lived in freedom for almost half of my life but who I am as a person, as a parent and a...
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Letters Week of Dec. 6, 2012

Kudos for intermarriage coverage and a guest column about the police department's involvement with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. We’ve Come Long Way With Intermarriage As...
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How the Soviet Jewry Movement Changed My Life

I’ve often been asked why I chose a career in public service and what the impetus was for such a life decision. I’ve often been...
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The United Nations Has Now Legitimized Terrorism

The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine” a “non-member state” of the United Nations.  The U.N. General Assembly has voted to make “Palestine”...
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A Historic Moment

Twenty-five years ago this week, some 250,000 Jews descended on Washington to demand freedom for their brothers and sisters trapped in the Soviet Union.  Twenty-five...