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Editorial & Opinion | Opinion

12/18/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Israel’s political system is dragging the country ever closer to complete paralysis, leaving critical national issues unresolved and threatening fateful consequences.

12/18/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Every American reels with shock and horror in the aftermath of school shootings like the one this past Friday in Connecticut.

12/18/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Israel’s detractors like to claim that American support for Israel hurts America.

12/18/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

The growing partnership on Israel between the religious movements and other American Jewish institutions, in terms of philanthropy and political activism, is a welcome development. 

12/17/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Many of us who are avid supporters of Israel are used to lamenting over and over again the bias of the United Nations.  The most recent occasion for these complaints was the vote of the General Assembly to change the status of Palestine at the U.N. to non-member observer state.  On such occasions, it is often pointed out that if the Palestinians introduced a resolution stating that the earth is flat, they would be able to obtain a majority in the General Assembly.  Such is the bias against Israel. 

12/11/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Vote | Opinion

History seems to happen when we’re not looking. The controversial UN vote to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state took place — intentionally — on the historic date of Nov. 29. Sixty-five years ago on that date the UN General Assembly voted to partition Palestine into two states, one Jewish, one Arab. The Arabs rejected the resolution, the Jews accepted it. It would not have occurred to Arab leaders of the time that more than six decades later the Palestinian state their followers were trying to establish would be much smaller than the one partition would have granted them.