Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

Israel and the West have much at stake in Turkey, which is why President Barack Obama's visit there this week was watched so closely. Turkey sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, a secular democracy with a Muslim majority, some of whom worry that an Islamic state could displace the status quo. Obama used his address to the Turkish...
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No Sign of a Recession at This Passover Table I recently read Stefanie Makar Weiner's opinion piece in the March 26 Exponent, titled "Passover Posts First-Quarter Losses: In Search of the Brisket Bailout," and totally disagree with her assertion that the global recession has affected the quality of Passover or the seders in this area. In fact, our seders will...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged about $300 million last month in U.S. humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, plus another $600 million in assistance to the Palestinian Authority. With Hamas ruling, the question is how U.S. tax dollars will be safeguarded and only reach Fatah's "kosher" hands. The resignation of the P.A.'s "Mr. Clean" -- Finance Minister...
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Rabbi Abraham Shemtov
The Franklin Institute has been getting a lot of national attention of late for its exhibit displaying one of only two remaining telescopes used by Galileo. On Wednesday, April 8, at exactly 6:34 a.m, when the sun rises on the East Coast, I will be on the rooftop of the institute's Fels Planetarium, yet for an entirely different reason. I...
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Claims Not True About Intelligence Pick's Defeat In his opinion piece ("The Freeman Defeat: It Turned Out to Be an Inside Job," March 19), Douglas Bloomfield said that certain unnamed Jewish groups claimed credit for Charles "Chas" W. Freeman's withdrawal from his appointment as National Intelligence head. The writer also said that these groups used the issue as a stick...
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