Editorial

2013: Expect More Drama

01/01/2013 - 19:00
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,”

Shooting From The Lip

12/25/2012 - 19:00
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,

Israel Electorate Moving To The Right

12/25/2012 - 19:00
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.

Concern About Obama Choices

12/17/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

The prospect of President Obama appointing Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state and, especially, former Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense is making many leaders in the pro-Israel community very worried, and with good cause.

It Takes A Country

12/17/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Parents across the land and around the world hugged their young children a little tighter, a little longer this week, following last Friday’s unspeakable shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Strangers comforted each other. America came together, if only for a long weekend. Why is it that too often it takes a tragedy to remind us of the most important things in life?

In Abuse Case, A Significant Victory

12/10/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Reporting a sexual assault to the police and testifying at an attacker’s trial cannot be easy for any victim of a sex crime. As the case of Nechemya Weberman, the 54-year-old unlicensed therapist from the Satmar community convicted this week of sexual abuse, has made shockingly clear, however, doing so as a member of the haredi community comes with its own particular perils.

Our Finest Hour

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Dec. 7, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, lives in infamy. But Dec. 6, 1987 lives on, now having as glorious an afterlife as any of us could have imagined back on that bitterly cold day Sunday afternoon when 250,000 of us, from across the American continent, gathered in Washington, D.C., to rally and demand freedom for Soviet Jewry.

Defying Allies ‘As Time Goes By’

12/03/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

“Well,” we imagine Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling his worried supporters this week, “we’ll always have Palau.”

It may well be true, but we’d rather have Paris.

Certainly we appreciate that in the United Nations vote that gave the Palestinian Authority (now “Palestine”) upgraded status last Thursday, the government of Palau cast one of nine votes in Israel’s favor. It’s just that we would have preferred the support of the European continent over the citizens of that small island in the Pacific, population 21,000.

Avoidance Diplomacy

11/26/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

How fitting that the body of PLO founder Yasir Arafat is being exhumed this week in the hopes that his death can be attributed to poisoning by the Israelis.

At a remarkably chaotic moment even for the always churning Mideast, with Syria collapsing and Egypt’s new leader seeking Pharaoh-like powers, it seems the Palestinians will do anything to review and return to the past while ignoring the reality of today and planning for tomorrow.

Remembering Two Heroes

11/26/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Two heroes of the Jewish community, contemporaries chronologically but with very different life experiences, died this week.

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