Editorial

Worrisome Moves, Here And In Israel

05/25/2016 - 08:17
Editorial

Symbols mean a great deal in politics.

Consider: It is unlikely that the expected appointment as Israeli defense minister of Avigdor Lieberman, a widely distrusted politician with no serious military experience, will result in radical changes in the IDF, a highly disciplined institution. But Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to offer him the second most important post in the government appears to be a blatantly political move, one that places the prime minister’s desire to solidify his power base over the strategic and diplomatic interests of the state.

Why Bibi May Make A Move

05/18/2016 - 09:25
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After a long period of stagnation on the peace front, there are signs of activity, with France preparing to convene Israeli-Palestinian talks this summer, hosting more than two dozen foreign ministers, and Egypt encouraging the move.

Democrats’ Support For Israel Declining

05/18/2016 - 09:24
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While presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their race to the Democratic convention, the former secretary of state remains the presumed candidate despite the Vermont senator’s string of primary victories. Another disconnect within the party — one with direct impact on the Jewish community — is that it is losing pro-Israel voters to the Republicans by a disturbingly wide margin.

Fooled On Iran

05/11/2016 - 09:15
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Amidst the fallout over the remarkably blunt and candid interview President Obama’s key foreign policy expert gave to The New York Times Magazine this weekend, in which he spoke with pride of manipulating the media and referred to the foreign policy establishment as “the Blob,” there is the emerging picture of an administration that deceived us about the Iran nuclear deal, led by a president who may never have intended to prevent Tehran from having a nuclear weapon.

The Legacy Of Ernie Michel

05/11/2016 - 09:11
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Ernst (Ernie) Michel’s life embodied the tragedy and triumph of the Jewish people in the 20th century.

New Forms Of Old Bias

05/04/2016 - 09:52
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Intersectionality.

It doesn’t sound threatening. In fact, it sounds kind of technical, and boring, and it’s an awkward word to write on a protest placard. But intersectionality has become a buzzword on college campuses, representing a new form of prejudice toward Jewish students. It is a concept used in critical theories, referring to ways that various forms of oppression are interconnected and can’t be separated from each other. The practical result in our context today is that if a person opposes racism or sexism, he or she must oppose the oppression of the Palestinians at the hand of Israel.

New Approaches Emerging To Preserve Shoah Memory

04/27/2016 - 09:33
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On a soundstage in Los Angeles, an 82-year-old native of Romania who lost most of her family to the Third Reich and came out of Auschwitz alive, sits in front of a bank of bright lights and video cameras discussing her experiences in the Holocaust.

Ominous Signs

04/20/2016 - 08:57
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On the eve of Passover, there have been ominous signs that terror attacks on Israel could be increasing, and becoming more sophisticated again — beyond the “lone attacker” types that have resulted in 30 deaths and kept Israelis on edge for more than six months. (See story on page 36.)

Sanders Crosses A Line

04/20/2016 - 08:56
Editorial

Well, now we know why Bernie Sanders chose not to address the AIPAC policy conference in Washington last month. His views on Israel and the Mideast conflict would have made him the target of the large, vocal audience, passionately supportive of Jerusalem.

Sanders Crosses A Line

Bernie, Hillary and the new Israel debate.

04/19/2016 - 11:15

Well, now we know why Bernie Sanders chose not to address the AIPAC policy conference in Washington last month. His views on Israel and the Mideast conflict would have made him the target of the large, vocal audience, passionately supportive of Jerusalem.

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at the CNN Democratic Debate in Brooklyn, on April 14, 2016. Getty Images
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