Reply to: David (Yarus) Vs. Goliath
7 hours 40 min ago
“Given Ipods, Iphones…I cannot see how one can claim trade protection for the letter I, and were it possible, I'd have thought Apple would have done it"
Actually, given that Apple HAS protection for the ipod, iphone, ipad, etc., they already HAVE done it! So that argument doesn't support his point, but merely demonstrates this IP lawyer's unfamiliarity with the tech industry.
I hope that Jswipe prevails in this case, because I'd hate for one company to get to "own" the letter "J" with regards to the Jewish community!
Reply to: The ‘Truth’ About The Iran Deal
13 hours 50 min ago
Regardless of what you think of Israel, pro or con, Israel is a player in the Middle East. Actually, the US is not. We don't live there. However, the US has a world view that we are a superpower and have an important role to play in the Middle East. Which brings me to this fact: Israel and the US are NOT tethered together on policy, nor should we be. However, Israel HAS to be involved in the Middle East, because they live there. For the US, their role is optional and voluntary. Your comments are not well taken. Israel doesn't need the US to 'support or fund military action', however, when the US inserts itself into negotiations with a nuclear-nation wannabee in Israel's backyard, at least two actions should be taken by the US. 1) They should know what they are doing and they should be right. 2) At least they should have the curtesy to inform Israel of the US plan and keep them apprised of developments.
I absolutely, categorically am sure that Israel is not the problem in this negotiation for two reasons. 1) Israel was essentially stiff-armed and kept out of the discussion. They were not permitted a role. 2) There is widespread doubt about the effectiveness of this agreement around the world - not just Israel. Some of the reasons are: 1) Can the Iranians be trusted? 2) Since the inspections are not anywhere, anytime, can't the Iranians play games with the inspectors all day long and cheat at the same time? 3) Iran was just given access to over $100 billion dollars. They are already ordering jets, nuclear equipment from Moscow, missiles from China. We could go on, but why?
I will flat out say that the US SHOULD pull back from a lot of their activities around the world - not just Israel. The reason is I don't believe Obama knows what he is doing. If he does less, it may be more. But stop trying to blame Israel. They are not the problem.
Reply to: What Pollard Did: More A Chillul Hashem Than Heroism
16 hours 32 min ago
For sure, Pollard got what he deserved, and the Rabbi's article says it all. What I think the Rabbi's article did not stress properly was the only issue I believe most Jews have with the Pollard case: the disproportionate sentence he received. Had he received the same sentence that others of his ilk received, I don't think anyone would have made a peep about his imprisonment. It is obvious that to most, his sentence was particularly onerous due to his religion only.
Reply to: Remembering Shoah Hero Jan Karski In Poland And U.S.
16 hours 48 min ago
His book 'Secret State" has been read in my 86th year. I can only say What a man !! I shall honor him until I die . My grandson has married a young Polish woman. I pass his book to her.
Reply to: Biden Defends Iran Deal In Call With Jewish Leaders
16 hours 59 min ago
“The idea that they can evade verification is not possible,” the vice president said.
Then why didn't Iran agree to anytime, anywhere inspection?
Also, it is not "up to 24 days", it is "at least 24 days"; the Iranians can legally make many requests which would prolong the 24 days into months.