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11/06/2012 - 19:00 | Editorial

Four years ago, Barack Obama captivated the nation with a promise, and slogan, of change.

Ironically, after a hard-fought, enormously expensive and seemingly endless election campaign, he was re-elected this week on the basis of constancy.

10/31/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

In the wake of a frighteningly widespread and devastating storm and on the eve of a high-stakes and bitter presidential election, much of our country is in need of healing and repair — physical, political and emotional.

10/22/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Contrary to conventional wisdom in much of the Jewish community, there is a very little anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activity on U.S. and Canadian college campuses, according to a new study.

The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise in Washington, headed by U.S.-Mideast policy analyst Mitchell Bard, found that 97 percent of the more than 100 universities tracked during the 2011-2012 academic year reported no such disturbing activity.

10/22/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Perhaps the clearest winner in Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy was Israel.

The tiny state was mentioned more than two dozen times, with both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Gov. Romney going out of their way to declare their unwavering support for Jerusalem and their determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

10/15/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

We are proud to announce the launch of The Jewish Week Investigative Journalism Fund.

At a time when news organizations are facing economic hardships and cutting back on expenses, when in-depth, enterprise reporting is seen as a luxury and important issues are too often left unexplored, the board and staff of The Jewish Week believe it is vital to redouble our efforts to keep our community informed.

10/15/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

IIt is always “better to jaw-jaw than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill. In all the turbulent years since Churchill, has there ever been more jawing, and for a longer period of time, than over the possible war between Iran and Israel? And yes, it is better that way, provided that Iran’s nuclear capability and genocidal threats remain just that — capability and threats, not actuality nor military action.