Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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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The onset of spring brings the inevitable stream of walks, runs and races -- all for good causes. Now comes a new kid on the block that is worth coming out for this weekend: the Anti-Defamation League's inaugural Walk Against Hate. The 5K walk in Philadelphia ( www.walkagainsthate.org ) is more than just a fundraiser for an organization that needs...
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