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Opinion

  • Secretary Pompeo 2019 vs. President Obama 2009

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 16, 2019, https://bit.ly/2AOjVey The January 10, 2019 Cairo, Egypt speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – which was cleared by the White House – was a course-setting presentation of the US role in the Middle East. Pompeo’s ideological and operational speech was aimed at bolstering the US’ posture […]
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  • Storytellers and theme set for The Tent of Abraham potluck on Jan. 23

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will host the annual Tent of Abraham program facilitated by the Interfaith Story Circle, a program of With Our Voices, Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. This year’s guest tellers Zipporah Harris (Jewish), Sabeen Durrani (Muslim) and Bill Roylance (Christian) will tell stories on this year’s theme of “Stories of […]
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  • Opinion: Rashida Tlaib should at least learn the history behind the dual loyalty canard

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    By Andrew Silow-Carroll NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A great American Jewish jurist once argued against the idea of a “hyphenated American.” He said there was no place in America for immigrants and their children to hold on to differences based on “race or creed.” What Is Dual Loyalty? “[T]o keep alive difference of origin or to classify men according to […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Secretary Pompeo, welcome to the real Middle East!

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 10, 2019, https://bit.ly/2VAbA6W Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is well aware that the Department of State’s conventional wisdom on the Middle East has clashed frequently with its arch adversary: Middle East reality. For example, in defiance of conventional wisdom, Secretary of State Pompeo is in the Middle East at […]
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  • Building Israel and battling terrorism, one tree at a time

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    By Marina Brodetsky (JNS) –For years, Dr. Rosaline Barron woke up every day and asked herself the same question: “What have I done for Israel today?” Now the recently retired gastroenterologist of Newton, Mass., has an answer—and it’s the same one every day. She has committed to planting a tree in Israel every day for the rest of her life […]
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  • Appreciating a cup of Joe—a Jewish gratitude attitude

    By jwadmin on January 9, 2019
    Writer A.J. Jacobs traveled thousands of miles to thank everyone who has had a hand in preparing his morning coffee By CINDY SHER (JUF News via JTA) – Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write thank-you notes, to thank the bus driver — even thank their household […]
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  • US Refuses to Expose Anti-Israel Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    Why won’t the U.S. government release the whole truth about Palestinian textbooks’ rampant incitement, martyr worship, and refusal to accept Israel’s existence? By David Bedein, Center for Near East Policy Research The think tank that I run, the Center for Near East Policy Research, has completed a four-year research activity, in which all 364 school books for grades 1-12 that […]
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  • Ilhan Omar Needs To Apologize For Her Anti-Semitic Tweet – Like I Did

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    By Zaid Jilani The Forward When I think about the election of Minnesota Democratic Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, I have mixed feelings. On one hand, her election is a milestone: she is the first Somali-American Muslim woman elected to Congress and a strong supporter of Palestinian human rights in a Congress that often sees them as an afterthought. But on the other […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Israel’s secret weapons: optimism, patriotism and roots

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 3, 2019, https://bit.ly/2R5TZVL  Israel is the 8th most powerful country in the world – as it was in 2017 – according to the 2018 Power Rankings, published by the US News & World Report in partnership with the world renowned Wharton School of Business (Pennsylvania University) and the global strategic […]
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  • Trump’s Syrian withdrawal fallout

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2019
    By Mark Langfan Israelnationalnews.com While many pundits have gone hysterical over Donald Trump’s Syrian pullout, Trump really had no choice but to employ his own “Samson Option,” one in which he knocked over everyone’s toys and theories. Firstly, Trump isn’t “gifting” Putin a “Christmas present,” but rather is hanging a deadly Syrian Albatross on Putin’s neck.  Without American forces east of […]
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