Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
Former American diplomat Dennis Ross writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Sept. 24 about what Israel really gained by bombing Syria: "Sometimes in international relations, it is good to preserve mystery. The irony is that often when an action has been taken but not admitted, everyone seems to know anyway. That certainly seems to be the case...
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Hillary and Rudy are both in the lead, but electability means more to Democrats
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With the first of the 2008 caucuses and primaries only months away, the endless presidential campaign is about to be clarified as the long list of candidates without a prayer are winnowed down to the few viable contenders. In recent decades, the conventional political wisdom has been that the process by which our two major political parties choose a presidential...
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Saul Singer
John Abizaid, the general with regional command over the war in Iraq before the currently promising strategic overhaul led by Gen. David Petraeus, recently shared some thoughts reminding us why he is not missed. "I believe that we have the power to deter Iran, should it become nuclear. Let's face it, we lived with a nuclear Soviet Union, we've lived...
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Rabbi Alan Silverstein
In a new study, "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation From Israel," Steven M. Cohen and Ari Y. Kelman document a "growing distancing from Israel of [non-Orthodox] American Jews that seems to be most pronounced among" the young. Alarmingly, the authors report that among 1,800 interviewees under the age of 35, only 48 percent agreed that "Israel's...
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Journalism Fails When Fantasies Dictate Bias
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
There is an apocryphal story of the man who goes to synagogue each week, praying that he should win the lottery. Finally, he hears a voice, "Moshe, you have to buy a ticket." While most of us would be happy to win the lottery, our survival's not dependent on a Powerball number. Still, we have much at stake in the...
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