Al-Qaida Threat: U.S. Must Act Or Warren Weinstein Will Die

08/17/2014 - 20:00

Al-Qaida called on the family of captive U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein to pressure the U.S. government to negotiate his release or risk his “dying a lonely death.”

The pro-Israel credibility gap on Iran starts with Pakistan

A nuclear Iran is clearly a danger to the world and a particular threat to Israel, but I've always wondered: how much of the intense focus on Iran among pro-Israel groups here is the result of a sober analysis of the threat, and how much is about finding a good organizing and fundraising focus for groups that do the best when they confront a dire menace and a clear cut villain?

May I suggest a test?

Two perspectives on the Pakistan problem

 Amid the journalistic outpouring on the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin-Laden, I was struck by this Daily Beast opinion piece by novelist Salman Rushdie, who focused on the issue of Pakistan.

He wrote:

Israel's Iran credibility problem

Catching up on the Iran issue, my attention was snagged by a Ha'aretz report today that the new head of Israel's Military Intelligence says Iran could have nuclear weapons “within one or two years.”

Richard Holbrooke, Veteran Diplomat, Dies

12/13/2010 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Richard Holbrooke, the legendary U.S. diplomat who brokered a Balkan peace and who enjoyed talking about his Jewish roots, has died.

Holbrooke, who was the Obama administration's envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan when he died, suffered a torn aorta on Friday and was hospitalized. The State Department announced his death on Monday. He was 69.

JDC to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

08/19/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will aid victims of the floods in Pakistan.

JDC is collecting funds to provide Pakistani flood victims with food, clothing, medicine and other necessities.

Flooding began about three weeks ago and has affected more than 170 million people, according to the Associated Press.

Did Musharraf

09/22/2005 - 20:00
Editor & Publisher
Did Gen.

Bhutto Killing: More Chaos for Pakistan

12/25/2007 - 19:00
Washington Correspondent
Jewish leaders were scrambling this week to assess the potential impact of Thursday's assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and the likelihood the nuclear-armed Islamic state would plunge even deeper into chaos. The killing was another blow to Bush administration efforts to stabilize Pakistan and reinforce its shaky status as an ally in the war on terrorism.  The assassination was also a setback to U.S. efforts to push President Pervez Musharraf toward democratic governance.
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