Posted: Wed, 05/13/2009 - 00:00 |
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
As if it didn’t have enough on its plate, the Obama administration is now set to try to work some reform magic on the UN Human Rights Council, a group set up to monitor human rights conditions around the world but which is led by some of the worst abusers anywhere and which seems to have little interest in anything but Israel.
On Tuesday the General Assembly elected the United States to the council following a decision by the Obama administration to seek membership.
Posted: Tue, 05/12/2009 - 00:00 |
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Does anybody else find the seemingly endless spectacle of John Demjanjuk pathetic, dispiriting and confusing?
Is this way the noble effort to call Nazi war criminals to account for their horrific misdeeds ends – with a furtive ambulance ride for an 89-year-old retired auto worker who’s been chased by federal authorities for three decades and then a late-night flight to Germany, where he has been charged with assisting in the killing of at least 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp?
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 00:00 |
Monday, May 11th, 2009
If you thought the issue of school vouchers for parents whose kids attend private and parochial schools would fade away now that the Democrats control both the White House and Congress, guess again.
Last week President Obama announced a proposal that would allow a controversial Washington, DC voucher program that has divided Jewish groups to keep its funding for now but not provide money for new students.
Posted: Fri, 05/08/2009 - 00:00 |
Friday, May 8th, 2009
AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, sure is sensitive about claims by some that it is tilted to the political right – a persistent image that could prove political awkward now that there’s a new administration in Washington that wants to move forward quickly on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2009 - 00:00 |
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
Washington area Jewish institutions are about to be visited by the wandering group of religious activists who believe they are winning friends and supporters by picketing the funerals of dead U.S. servicemen and women with their message that America is damned because of its tolerance of homosexuality.
The response by the Jewish institutions? To deny the demonstrators what they want most: publicity.
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