Friday, December 2, 2016 Kislev 2, 5777
Traditionally, New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary is the beginning of the quadrennial bout of partisan fever in the nation. But since presidential campaigns now begin a year or two before this milestone, it can be fairly stated that we are now in the homestretch of the long march to decide the two major-party nominees for chief executive. New Hampshire and Iowa...
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One of the most disturbing elements of the rise in anti-Semitism around the world has been the fact that supposedly philanthropic nongovernmental organizations have been among the factors that helped stoke hate against Israel and Jews. The most egregious example of this was at the U.N.-sponsored international conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001, which provided...
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When your mission is the vital task of absorbing immigrants to Israel, budget shortfalls can't stop you from doing your job. That's the position the Jewish Agency for Israel has found itself in recent years as allocations from its traditional funders -- Jewish federations -- have diminished. The reason for that is simple. Federations must provide local services for the...
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Donors met this week in Paris to hold yet another fundraiser for the bankrupt Palestinian Authority. While many philanthropies say that fundraising is down this year, the Palestinians have no such worries. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas' tin cup was filled with a record $7.4 billion in pledges, including $555 million from the representatives of American taxpayers. The donors (it should...
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Last week's release of a new National Intelligence Estimate about Iran's nuclear-weapons research had the effect of a bomb exploding in official circles in Washington, D.C. Given the fact that much of the foreign policy of the Bush administration was based on a belief in the reality of an Iranian effort to gain nuclear capability, the report's claim that Tehran...
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