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06/25/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

The blame game has already begun over how Egypt elected as president this week a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood known to be a strict Muslim ideologue seeking closer ties with Iran.

06/18/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Say one thing about Charles Barron — he doesn’t pander.

In his decade in public office he has never sugarcoated his views on the Middle East, making it clear that in every possible scenario his sympathy and loyalty go to the Palestinians. While he often talks of “evenhandedness” in Middle East policy, his mindset often shows anything but, seeing malice in every Israeli and altruism in every Arab.

06/12/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Communal planners will be mining the rich findings for years of the New York Jewish population study released this week by UJA-Federation of New York. But anyone who cares about sustaining and strengthening Jewish unity in the community will share a sense of urgency about the results, which show that if not for the dramatic growth and religious involvement of the Orthodox community, we would be seeing downward trends in numbers and virtually every index of Jewish engagement.

06/04/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge this week to advance steps to deport asylum seekers from African countries may only add fuel to the fires, literally, of those who are harassing the migrants.

05/28/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Almost seven decades after he met in the Oval Office with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and told him of his eyewitness accounts of Nazi atrocities against Jews, and a dozen years after his death, Jan Karski, the Polish Catholic who had himself been smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, was honored this week with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a solemn ceremony in Washington.

05/28/2012 - 20:00 | Editorial

Each year the New York Jewish community takes pride in hosting the largest gathering of support for Israel in the world. But it would be even better if more of us came out to show our connection to, love for and solidarity with the Jewish state by taking part in the annual celebration.