Sunday, May 29, 2016 Iyyar 21, 5776

By:
Martin J. Raffel
Why hasn't prevention of a nuclear-armed Iran become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community? Many national agencies have long urged more activism, but the intensity at the grass-roots level is missing. One hears many reasons for the low-key response, including an overwhelming media focus on the domestic and global economic crisis. Iran does tend to...
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Piece on Gays Not Worthy of the 'Jewish Exponent' I regularly read and enjoy your weekly newspaper. I usually find most of the articles to be beneficial and enlightening, reflecting the diversity of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. It was with great disappointment, then, that I noted the April 9 cover story "Young, Gay, and Devoted...
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It would be tempting to dismiss the anti-Israel ravings that launched the conference on racism in Geneva with a simple "I told you so." Israel and its global supporters would certainly be justified in doing so after hearing the not-unexpected diatribes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he opened the gathering this week. If anything, the tone set by Ahmadinejad...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, who is wanted in Germany in connection with the murder of 29,000 Jews at the notorious Sobibor death factory, may be the only illegal alien Pat Buchanan wants to keep in the United States. Demjanjuk was stripped of his U.S. citizenship by federal courts for concealing his past as a concentration-camp guard, but has...
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By:
Adam Levick
Jewish participation in the anti-Israel movement was front and center last month when a small Jewish group demonstrated against the Israeli "occupation" outside the opening night gala of the Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival. As the world watches the bizarre moral inversion taking place in Geneva -- in which participants from the worst human-rights violators in the world vilify the liberal,...
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