Editorial

Stepping Up To Provide Relief

11/06/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

The only good news associated with Hurricane Sandy, whose devastation will be felt for a very long time, is the response from caring people — professionals and volunteers — who have offered assistance, shown compassion and given of themselves in countless ways.

Our community can take pride in the inspiring response, and particularly the decision, announced by UJA-Federation of New York this week, that it will make up to $10 million available for relief efforts, the largest such allocation it has ever made to deal with a natural disaster.

The New Obama?

11/06/2012 - 19:00
Editorial

Four years ago, Barack Obama captivated the nation with a promise, and slogan, of change.

Ironically, after a hard-fought, enormously expensive and seemingly endless election campaign, he was re-elected this week on the basis of constancy.

A Nation In Need Of Healing

10/31/2012 - 20:00

In the wake of a frighteningly widespread and devastating storm and on the eve of a high-stakes and bitter presidential election, much of our country is in need of healing and repair — physical, political and emotional.

Little Anti-Israel Activity On Campus

10/22/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

Contrary to conventional wisdom in much of the Jewish community, there is a very little anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activity on U.S. and Canadian college campuses, according to a new study.

The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise in Washington, headed by U.S.-Mideast policy analyst Mitchell Bard, found that 97 percent of the more than 100 universities tracked during the 2011-2012 academic year reported no such disturbing activity.

Third Debate: Little ‘Daylight’ On Foreign Policy

10/22/2012 - 20:00
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Perhaps the clearest winner in Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy was Israel.

The tiny state was mentioned more than two dozen times, with both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Gov. Romney going out of their way to declare their unwavering support for Jerusalem and their determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Investigative Fund Offers Deeper Coverage

10/15/2012 - 20:00
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We are proud to announce the launch of The Jewish Week Investigative Journalism Fund.

At a time when news organizations are facing economic hardships and cutting back on expenses, when in-depth, enterprise reporting is seen as a luxury and important issues are too often left unexplored, the board and staff of The Jewish Week believe it is vital to redouble our efforts to keep our community informed.

War Games Over Iran: Chilling Dialogue

10/15/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

IIt is always “better to jaw-jaw than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill. In all the turbulent years since Churchill, has there ever been more jawing, and for a longer period of time, than over the possible war between Iran and Israel? And yes, it is better that way, provided that Iran’s nuclear capability and genocidal threats remain just that — capability and threats, not actuality nor military action.

Pushing The Candidates On Mideast Policy

10/09/2012 - 20:00

With the final two presidential debates coming up in the next two weeks, foreign policy will be a key issue in each, though polls show only about 5 percent of the electorate consider the issue a top priority. That’s a disturbing figure because while Americans are warranted in their deep concern about the economy, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the fate of the world may well rest on the mantle of the next American president.

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama

Obama, Romney And The Jewish Divide

10/02/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

On the eve of the first of three presidential debates, “American Jews are likely to vote to re-elect President [Barack] Obama by a margin of better than two to one over Gov. Mitt Romney.” That’s the finding of an American Jewish Committee national survey, which like it or not should come as no surprise.

Jews in this country have been voting heavily Democrat for the last eight decades in presidential elections, reflecting their liberal views on a wide range of issues. Four years ago, Obama received about 78 percent of the Jewish vote.

Missing The Point At The UN

10/02/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

The shallowness of mainstream media was evidenced last week in its reporting on the major addresses to the United Nations General Assembly by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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