Monday, June 29, 2015 Tammuz 12, 5775
By:
Susan Strom
The morning after the 2004 election, I found myself out on my front lawn pulling up signs for Kerry/ Edwards and weeping into the cold, whipping wind. I confess my thoughts went to another mad person on the heath, King Lear. Like this character from the famous Shakesperian tragedy, I felt utterly helpless. And I wondered: What will it take...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In the fall of 1938, Winston Churchill was aghast after Czechoslovakia lost its territorial integrity following the signing of the Munich agreement. Consequently, in a public broadcast Churchill stated: "We ought not to allow ourselves to be drawn into a theoretical antagonism between Nazidom and democracy, but the antagonism is here now. It is this very conflict of spiritual and...
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By:
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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By:
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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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Fredrica Wagman, a Philadelphia-area native now living in New York, has been toiling without much fanfare in the world of fiction for over 30 years. That wasn't always the case. Her debut novel Playing House, published by Holt Rinehart and Winston in 1973, packed a wallop. First was the subject matter -- a tale of incest between a...
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