Monday, May 30, 2016 Iyyar 22, 5776
Pundits are saying that one consequence of last week's congressional elections will be that John Bolton, America's ambassador to the United Nations, will once again be denied confirmation by the U.S. Senate. But that's only half-true. Many Democrats opposed Bolton and some, like Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), deserve much of the blame for this. But Bolton's chance for a permanent...
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The General Assembly of Jewish Federations in North America met this week in Los Angeles. But as is often the case with such gatherings, the one item that makes a headline usually has something to do with an Israeli saying something silly. The latest victim of hoof-in-mouth disease was Jewish Agency chair Zeev Bielski, who managed to raise hackles by...
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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann got more than she bargained for when she opened up her residence to students for her annual Halloween costume party. Like other revelers, student Saad Saadi had his picture taken with Gutmann, who was dressed as Glinda, the good witch of the north, from "The Wizard of Oz." But Saadi's costume was a little...
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Every time anything happens in Israel, Israelis always seem to ask themselves -- and everyone else who will listen -- how will this affect the chances for peace? It's an interesting exercise, and events, such as the entry of Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party into the coalition of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, make excellent fodder for discussion, with...
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Next week's Congressional elections have produced a lively and at times nasty debate between the Democratic and Republican parties as they battle for Jewish votes. As has been the case in recent years, the Republicans are trying diligently to make inroads in the Democrats' solid Jewish majorities and are using the question of support for Israel as their wedge issue...
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