Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
This week's New Hampshire debate among Republican presidential hopefuls marked the opening salvo in what is certain to be a long, contentious election season. Thankfully, Israel got barely a mention, with only former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum charging that President Barack Obama has "turned his back" on America's allies, including Israel. But don't count on that omission lasting too long...
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It's time for the United States to stop equivocating on Syria and make clear that it's time for Bashar Assad to go. For months, the Assad regime has employed brutal tactics to quash its nascent opposition, killing hundreds of its own citizens and committing human rights abuses in the process. The argument that Assad provides a bulwark of stability in...
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It's a sorry state of affairs when one of the biggest challenges for American Jewry is mobilizing our own community on behalf of Israel. A new effort to do just that is kicking off here next week, with the launch of the Jewish Community Relations Council's Israel Action Coalition. We wish this new initiative the best of luck. We hope...
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Israeli and U.S. officials have been taking pains in recent days to tamp down the firestorm that erupted after President Barack Obama's controversial speech on the Middle East last week. The real question is whether the continuing mistrust between the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will in the long run undermine what both countries' leaders say they want...
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The next few months promise to be difficult ones for Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to Washington this week amid a torrent of unrest in his neighborhood. The infiltration of Palestinians along long-quiet borders on Sunday would seem to suggest that the "Arab Spring" has at last reached Israel, which until now has watched nervously but from a perch...
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