Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776
A moment of truth is coming for the Presbyterian Church, and we American Jews have an opportunity to help its members see the light. Thousands have already signed on to a petition calling on the church to reject proposals that it divest from three companies -- Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions -- which do business with Israel. That the church...
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The International Olympic Committee has officially refused to formally honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. But that doesn't mean the campaign is over. In fact, the effort should be redoubled by those who refuse to forget that terrorism and hate have no place in the international landscape symbolized by the...
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A new state initiative aimed at further isolating Iran deserves the support of every Pennsylvania lawmaker. The proposed legislation, already introduced in the state Senate and soon to be introduced in the House, would prohibit businesses that provide goods, services or credit worth at least $20 million to Iran's energy sector from winning a contract of $1 million or more...
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Forty-five years after the start of the June 1967 Six-Day War, when the survival of the nascent Jewish state hung in the balance, Israel continues to face more than its share of political, diplomatic and security challenges. But one piece of good news emerged this week with regard to an issue that speaks to the character of the Jewish state:...
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Israel officially celebrated its 64th birthday last month, in conjunction with the Hebrew calendar. But the English date was this week -- May 14 -- and to mark the occasion, the Jewish Federation, along with the Jewish Exponent and other sponsors, is throwing a big party on Sunday. The Penn's Landing event also coincides with the 45th anniversary of the...
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