Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777
President Barack Obama acted not a moment too soon in lifting the Bush-era restrictions on human embryonic stem-cell research. His executive order gives new hope to those who suffer from Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and other chronic conditions that scientists believe could benefit from such research. Stem-cell research is one of the few issues that bring together Jews of all denominations...
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The Obama administration deserves praise for its decision to pull out of the so-called Durban II conference slated for Geneva in April. The conference is meant to be a follow-up to the now infamous 2001 conference in Durban that was supposed to tackle worldwide racism but instead deteriorated into an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate-fest. By most accounts, the follow up...
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An alarming new report by international inspectors lends a new urgency to the nuclear threat posed by Iran. The headline blared in The New York Times: "Iran has more enriched uranium than originally thought." The story goes on to say that Iran now has enough material to produce a nuclear bomb. As if that wasn't troubling enough, another report this...
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President Barack Obama is wading into risky waters as his administration mulls a U.S. role in a controversial U.N. conference on racism. The conference, slated to be held in Geneva in April, is a follow-up to the notorious 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, that deteriorated into a virtual hate-fest of Israel and Jews. The Jewish -- and civilized --...
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Local and national Jewish organizations have taken the highly unusual step of actively lobbying for the $800-plus billion economic recovery package that is making its way through Congress. And well they should. Whether we have been touched personally by the economic crisis or not -- and many Jews have, in one way or another -- we, like all Americans, have...
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