Editorial

Kotel Deal Unraveling. Who Is To Blame?

04/13/2016 - 08:53
Editorial

Is it any comfort to know that many Israeli members of the Knesset are as frustrated as American Jews when it comes to the charedi control of religious life in Israel?

Hero Or Murderer?

04/05/2016 - 18:08
Editorial

In April 1984, two Palestinian hijackers of an Israeli passenger bus were captured, taken to a nearby spot away from media view and summarily executed by a member of the Shin Bet.

New Incentive For Combating Child Abuse

03/29/2016 - 19:04
Editorial

We welcome the news this week that at least a dozen influential philanthropists, including Lynn Schusterman and Jay Ruderman, have joined in a pledge to only support Jewish schools and camps that act “to prevent, report and investigate sexual abuse of minors.” (See story on page 10.)

Forget Brazil, Hello New York

03/29/2016 - 19:04
Editorial

On the surface it appears that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to resolve one diplomatic problem by creating another — ending a standoff with the government of Brazil over his 2015 appointment of Dani Dayan to serve as ambassador by reassigning the former leader of the settler movement to the post of consul general in New York.

Wrong Takeaway For Trump

03/23/2016 - 09:40
Editorial

So much for sending Donald Trump a clear signal that most of the American Jewish community finds his campaign — anchored in bigotry, racism and mean-spirited incivility — untenable for a presidential candidate.

Monitoring Hate On Campus

03/16/2016 - 09:08
Editorial

What should be the response of a university to acts of racism or bigotry on campus? How does one balance free speech and the mandate for universities to take prompt and effective steps to address violations, and prevent future hostilities?

When Trump Comes To AIPAC

03/16/2016 - 09:08
Editorial

AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby that holds its annual national conference this coming week in Washington, has a longstanding policy of inviting every major presidential candidate to address its delegates in an election year.

Confronting A Painful Subject

03/09/2016 - 09:12
Editorial

Efforts to encourage the community to openly address issues related to mental illness appear to be gaining traction, often generated by the families of those who have witnessed the ravages of the disease up close.

Did Bibi Miscalculate?

03/09/2016 - 09:11
Editorial

The news that Prime Minister Netanyahu will not be meeting in Washington next week with President Obama, with each blaming the other for the lack of contact, is another painful reminder of a vital relationship that went sour, and got much worse. One reason among many for that unfortunate reality was the perception in the White House that Netanyahu long ago threw in his lot with the Republicans, hosting Mitt Romney in Jerusalem when he was running for the presidency four years ago and, most notably, addressing Congress last March to oppose the nuclear arms deal in seeming defiance of Obama.

Moderate Gains In Iran

03/02/2016 - 08:59
Editorial

Iran held elections this week for its Parliament and its Assembly of Experts, which chooses the next Supreme Leader, and the clear winners were supporters of President Hassan Rouhani. The outcome seemed to bolster the Obama administration’s conviction that the nuclear deal with Tehran could signal a path toward moderation and improved relations with the U.S.

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