Tag Archives: column

Column: To Save Their Jobs, House Republicans May Need to Save The World

Last week, Rep. Fitzpatrick's impeachment attempt and new military aid bill highlighted political tension and global security concerns ahead of significant elections.

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Column: As Israel Depends on the Kindness of a Strange Congress…

Senator Rubio highlights the struggle to pass a $95 billion military aid bill for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan due to Republican obstruction tactics, filibuster rules, and structural Senate issues.

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Column: American Mayors Insist on A Cease-Fire, 6,000 Miles Away

Three Midwestern mayors recently addressed Israel-Gaza tensions, with some contributing to political animosity in the U.S. by engaging in debates on cease-fires and making controversial statements about Israeli policies.

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Column: Gaza and the Vulnerable President

On Oct. 6, it would have been reasonable to predict that Biden or any Democratic nominee might sweep the six swing states, especially Michigan. After Oct. 7, Biden’s campaign could be imperiled in the aftermath of Hamas’ slaughter of 1,200 people in southern Israel.

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Column: A Future for Israel?

Israel's flag flying atop Masada.

“Palestinians Must Have Hope for a Brighter Future,” urges a New York Times headline. It tops a Thanksgiving Day opinion piece authored by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Hope for what? To kill more Jews? What about hope for the Jewish people?

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Column: Vegas-style Reporting Out of Israel

What is not fit to print is printed. What is fit to print is not printed. These are two glaring examples of what passes for coverage of Israel in two major daily newspapers. One publishes a distorted article, the other ignores significant news. A Jewish weekly even discards news that is important to its ethnic readership.

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Column: Jews in (Rudy Giuliani’s) Space

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“This is an affront to American democracy and does permanent, irrevocable harm to our justice system,” says America’s Mayor. Rudy Giuliani was not referring to charges that he conspired to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.

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Column: Child Abuse, ‘Palestine’-Style

Of 12 Palestinians killed in Israel’s in Jenin the other week, at least four were under 18, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, according to The New York Times. Terrorist groups claimed that at least five of those killed were fighters, including a 16-year-old boy. Israel said that all Palestinian fatalities were combatants.

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Column: Adam Schiff’s Censure Amounts to Antisemitism

Almost immediately I shuddered when I switched on the television Wednesday night last week and learned that U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was censured by the House of Representatives. I felt as if I was watching a replay of the trials of Alfred Dreyfus and Leo Frank.

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Column: Must Pittsburgh Jews Endure Another Trial?

Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is currently forced to relive the murders of 11 members of three congregations who gathered to worship at Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018, and  the experience is obviously most traumatic for surviving victims who testified at the alleged gunman’s trial.

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Column: What Price Annexation?

The surest way to upset readers when writing about Israel is to trip over semantics. The surest way to upset me is to focus on semantics without addressing the larger issues facing Israel.

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