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12/07/2016 - 09:15 | Editorial

In the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, a Muslim woman wearing the traditional hijab head covering is accosted by a man who accuses the woman, an off-duty police officer, of having connections to Islamic terrorists. “Go back to your own country,” the man shouts.

11/30/2016 - 09:42 | Editorial

With increasing numbers of readers expecting to get their news for free, things are tough enough for the newspaper business. Now comes “fake news,” or, more accurately, “deliberately distorted information,” which is especially appealing to readers because its content is so provocative. But it can have a disastrous impact on our society because its intent is to deceive and confuse the reader.

11/23/2016 - 08:55 | Editorial

No doubt many Jews who voted for Donald Trump did so because they believed he would be better for Israel, however one defines “better.” For most, that meant better than Barack Obama, who was committed to Israel’s security but who had major, and public, differences with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his policies on Mideast peace talks, the Palestinians, settlements and especially the Iran nuclear deal.

11/16/2016 - 10:12 | Editorial

If someone is “pro-Israel,” does that give him or her license to promote anti-Semitism, racism and sexism without criticism?

11/09/2016 - 12:52 | Editorial

In August 1974, on assuming the presidency less than an hour after Richard Nixon’s resignation in the face of impeachment, Gerald Ford announced, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”

11/02/2016 - 09:04 | Editorial

Israeli journalist Ari Shavit’s fall from grace was sudden and hard.

A few days ago he was a leading columnist for Haaretz, a noted television commentator and one of the most popular Israeli speakers on the U.S. campus circuit, a literary rock star for his important message that one can be both a fervent Zionist and critic of Israeli policy.