Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

A reader warns that Israel is heading for a public relations nightmare while another asks why the Palestinians are asking the U.N. for a state now.
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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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By:
Abby Stamelman Hocky
When extremists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, it was, at the heart of it, an attack on our ideals and on our founding principles as a nation -- on democracy, freedom, pluralism. It was an attack on our core belief that all perspectives have a place and a voice -- and we can talk to one another...
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By:
Harris Devor and Asaf Romirowsky
As almost everyone knows by now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to march into the United Nations this month and demand statehood for the Palestinians by way of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Such a state would be in lands east of the 1949 armistice lines, established after Israel's War of Independence, as well as in the Gaza...
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Readers assert: An advertising insert in the paper denigrated an important concept in Judaism and several stories seemed to wallow in the PC pool.
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