Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774
The best-case scenario for the Palestinians' official application for U.N. membership is for it to land in the Security Council DOA, dead on arrival. It is up to the Europeans and others to help make that happen. So far, the United States has stood alone in attempting to quash what should be recognized by all as a feeble attempt to...
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When is the news not fit to print? It's a tough question to ask seasoned journalists, but with the case of Joshua Fattal, it wasn't hard at all. We didn't need to be asked twice by the family of the Elkins Park native being held hostage in Iran for 26 months to keep his story out of the Jewish Exponent...
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With much attention focused on Gilad Shalit and the two Americans being held hostage in Iran, it's easy to forget another instance of an unjust and cruel detention -- the case of Alan Gross, the USAid subcontractor sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in jail. Gross was arrested in December 2009 and convicted earlier this year on charges of illegally...
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When Mahmoud Abbas marches into the United Nations later this month to seek a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, he not only is likely to fail, he is also likely to set back the already elusive prospects for peace with Israel for the foreseeable future. By blindly plowing ahead with this act of folly, Abbas is demonstrating once again that...
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We Jews are good at remembering. We are commanded to remember, lizkor , in myriad ways throughout the year: We say Yizkor for a deceased relative; we mark the horrors of the Holocaust with Yom Hashoah and pay tribute to Israel's fallen soldiers with Yom Hazikaron. But how do we best remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11...
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