Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Kislev 7, 5777

A pall of uncertainty and despair hangs over Israel as its citizens head to the polls next week to elect a new leader. The enthusiasm and optimism that accompanied the election of Barack Obama, despite the problems he inherited, are nowhere to be found in the streets of Jerusalem, Haifa or Beersheva. Instead, Israelis face a difficult political choice at...
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For It All to Work, Both Parties Must Want Peace In his call for U.S. leaders to bring about an Arab-Israeli peace, Steve Masters doesn't seem to understand that the Americans can produce nothing if one of the two parties to any treaty is unwilling to make peace ("Memos to President Obama," Jan. 15). The fact is that neither Mahmoud...
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While much attention has been paid to President Barack Obama's decision to tap former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell as special envoy to the Middle East, equally significant during the president's first weeks in office are the signals he's been sending toward Iran. In his first formal television interview as president, Obama told an Arabic station that America was ready to...
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By:
Sen. Arlen Specter
Forty-five years ago, John F. Kennedy told graduating seniors at American University that peace was the "necessary rational end of rational man." Having recently returned from a visit to the Middle East, where I met with Israeli and Arab leaders, I believe that Israel and its rivals, excluding Iran, are ready to take a rational step toward peace. But it...
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By:
Gary Wexler
There is much to learn from how President Obama led his election campaign and broadcast his vision during the inaugural that can benefit the communal strategies of American Jewry. Yet as a marketer of Jewish life, when I raise the issue -- as I frequently do these days -- I am often told, "Stop using Obama as the example. We...
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