Editorial

He Did It His Way

02/06/2013
Editorial

It was no coincidence that Edward I. Koch, the quintessentially New York mayor who made “brash” a near-official part of his mayoral title, was remembered in death this week in a style of which he would have approved — a rigorously hands-on administrator during his three terms at the helm of the city, he planned his own funeral, starting some 30 years ago.

A False ‘Truth Commission’

01/30/2013
Editorial

The fact that Argentina has decided to create a “truth commission” with Iran to investigate the 1994 terror bombing that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds of others at the AMIA, a major Jewish center in Buenos Aires, is an outrage. Bad enough that Argentina has bungled the case — the worst bombing in the country’s history — for more than 18 years, with President Nestor Kirchner declaring in 2005 that the various investigations, which to this day have not led to a conviction, were “a national disgrace.”

Learning From Our Students

01/30/2013
Editorial

A most promising development in the area of campus dialogue on the Mideast took place at Brandeis University this week. More than 250 college students from the New England region came together to discuss how best to defuse the volatile topic and make it more civil, engaging and open, focusing on the future rather than the past. Best of all, the program, known as bVIEW (Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World), was created for and by college students themselves.

Bibi’s Choice: Work With Or Defy Obama

01/23/2013
Editorial

With a new Congress convening as Israel holds its national elections, it’s hard to miss the parallel narratives taking place in Washington and Jerusalem, and particularly between the Republican Party here and the dominant Likud Party there.

Round 2: Obama vs. Netanyahu

01/16/2013
Editorial

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu are fated to enter Round 2 of their diplomatic slugfest next week,

What To Do About Hagel?

01/08/2013
Editorial

Some national Jewish leaders, deeply worried and upset over the nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, are in a quandary about whether or not to publicly speak out against his confirmation.

Up Against The Wall

01/02/2013
Editorial

One indication of the wide gap between American Jewish and Israeli attitudes toward Judaism and its expression is the case of women’s prayer at the Kotel,

2013: Expect More Drama

01/02/2013
Editorial

According to Jewish tradition, we are supposed to be optimistic about the future. At the end of the Passover seder we proclaim, “Next year in Jerusalem,”

Israel Electorate Moving To The Right

12/26/2012
Editorial

Underscoring the notion that all politics is local, Prime Minister Netanyahu has made building in Israel, and some key areas over the Green Line, his campaign theme in advance of the Jan. 22 national elections, despite the almost universal outcry against such a move.

He seems to have read the mood of the electorate in calling for a strengthened Israel, more committed to solidifying its homeland than extending an olive branch to the Palestinians.

Shooting From The Lip

12/26/2012
Editorial

As the gun control debate heats up here in the wake of the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., Israeli officials are doing their best to stay out of it,

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