Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
By:
Edgar M. Bronfman
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. They tell you what you want to hear and call other people names. Friends and leaders need not rely on rhetoric or boisterous bravado. They produce results and act on principle. President Barack Obama is such...
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By:
Norm Coleman
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 trip to Jerusalem over the weekend is not his first mission to the Jewish state -- it's his fourth -- and it won't be his last. I've known Mitt Romney for a long time, and know...
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By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
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 push to develop nuclear weapons. But on Dec. 19 -- nine days after international Human Rights Day -- the United Nations General Assembly reminded the world of another problematic dimension of the Iranian regime -- treatment...
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By:
Robert Wistrich
T he Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya, have been the chief beneficiaries of the collapse of longstanding authoritarian, repressive regimes across North Africa. In Egypt itself, the two largest Islamist groups -- the Brotherhood and the Salafists -- won about three quarters...
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By:
Ariel Warmflash
I'm not good at transitions. Never have been. I cried my first week at Ramah overnight camp, moped around after returning from my high school semester abroad and remained awake the entire night before leaving for university. I guess I don't like change. So, imagine the aftermath of a transition as big as college graduation. I have been officially out...
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