Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Douglas Bloomfield
David Broder of The Washington Post, one of the nation's pre-eminent political columnists, said that the Obama administration "suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands" of pro-Israel lobbyists and "their friends on Capitol Hill" when Charles "Chas" Freeman withdrew his nomination as chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Sorry David, you've got it all wrong. The defeat was an inside...
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By:
Shai Franklin
So the Obama administration has affirmed its decision not to participate in the April 2009 Durban Review Conference, which will revisit the dubiously named 2001 World Conference Against Racism. We can take a deep breath and realize: The U.S. government engaged multilaterally, and the sky did not fall. In fact, there were dividends for Washington -- and even for Jerusalem...
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Greater Philadelphia Has a Stake in School's Health I'm responding to David Magerman's opinion piece ("Decision to Reject School Merger: Loyalty, Yes, but a Sound Move?" March 12), in which he questions the financial wisdom of keeping the Saligman Middle School open. As one of the leaders who worked to avoid the unification of Saligman with the Barrack Hebrew Academy,...
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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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Middle-School Quandary: When Did Issues Begin? Concerning your cover story, "Middle School Saved as Merger Deal Comes Undone in the 11th Hour" (March 5), this is the essence of what the board of directors of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School was selling last Tuesday night: Because our existing middle school is in the red for $200,000, we're...
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