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Editorials from the Jewish Exponent, columns, blogs and a forum for kvetching n' kvelling.

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The Rise of Islamist Movements Casts Dark Shadow Over Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya,...

Iran Must Be Pressed on Human Rights Abuses, Too

In recent weeks, developments in the Middle East and an alarming report of the International Atomic Energy Agency concentrated the world's attention on Iran's...

Letters Week of Jan. 19, 2012

  To fight the BDS movement just make sure to buy lots more goods made in Israel and being childless doesn't mean being anti-Jewish.     Fight BDS!...

Quality, Not Quantity

What's in a number? That's the question sparked yet again by the latest studies attempting to pinpoint the number of Jews in America.The good...

A Most Basic Right

Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is now in the hands of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court, which is where its controversial journey should quickly come to...

Romney’s Much More Than Just a Fair-Weather Friend of Jewish State

It has become a ritual of American politics for presidential candidates to pay a visit to Israel during the campaign season, but Mitt Romney's...

The President Has Done a Great Deal to Help Make Israel a Safer Place

Throughout a half-century of diplomatic work, I have learned to tell the politicians from the friends and the charlatans from the statesmen. Charlatans scream....

Anniversaries of Terror

Just as we approach the midpoint of summer -- a time that should be filled with joy and contentment -- the Jewish world is...

Food Security in Israel: Government Has the Responsibility

Starvation does not exist in Israel. Nevertheless, almost one-fifth of the population is hungry, and this statistic is even more disturbing in light of...

Austria Grapples With Its Very Troubled Past in Conflicted Way

 The recent toppling of 43 gravestones of Jews in Vienna's Central Cemetery suggests that anti-Semitism is alive and well in Austria, but this doesn't...