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Relevance: 13% Posted on: February 2, 2005
Israel's nuclear capacity remains undeclared. For now, this is in Israel's overall best interest. In a world where the United States currently expresses serious concerns about nuclearization in Iran and North Korea, it would be inappropriate for Israel to embarrass its major ally by any form of nuclear disclosure.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: June 9, 2012
Towards the end of last week, a story had come out about a new brochure issued by the NY City Health Dept. discouraging the practice of "metzitza b'pe." DOH's commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley was pushing the story, hoping to get New Yorkers to spread the word. There are important reasons why ...
Relevance: 13% Posted on: February 25, 2013
"The atmosphere is similar to the first intifada: it's popular, non-violent and massive and will spread all over the Palestinian territories."
Relevance: 13% Posted on: October 11, 2006
Graydon Carter tries so hard to get New York’s liberal establishment to take him seriously – no small task for someone who’s gone from skewering the rich and famous as editor of Spy magazine, the relatively short-lived 1980’s media phenomenon, to toadying to Hollywood celebrities and their imperious agents as ...
Relevance: 13% Posted on: October 16, 2013
Even youngsters in Israel, years away from voting age, are knowledgeable about politics and don’t hesitate to discuss their opinions.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: May 28, 2012
The holiday from history is over, although we may be the last ones to see it. Neither Russia nor Iran – nor China, North Korea, or Syria, for that matter – is very interested in signing anything with the West right now. Good deals based on the old ...
Relevance: 13% Posted on: July 9, 2012
The 140 participants on the “Remember Hebron!" tour were English speakers from places like Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, and Modi’in. For 50 shekels (45 for Jerusalemites) they got to take a luxury bus for a tour of Hebron organized by Likud Anglos and Young Likud, and give "a show of ...
Relevance: 13% Posted on: November 29, 2012
As I write this, Defense Minister Ehud Barak has just announced, during a televised press conference, his decision not to run in the coming elections and to leave politics.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: November 5, 2008
Rejuvenated Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to assemble an "all-star" lineup of perceptibly incorruptible politicians, media celebrities and former high-ranking military officials in order to crush Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni's chances of being elected prime minister on February 10, when Israeli citizens return to the polling booths.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: April 1, 2009
Credo quia absurdum. "I believe because it is absurd." Here is a brief story to suitably "set our stage." During World War I, a Jew loses his way along the Austro-Hungarian frontier. Wandering through the woods late at night, he is abruptly stopped in his tracks by the screaming challenge ...
Relevance: 13% Posted on: November 17, 2013
The Israelis and the Saudis are convinced the Geneva talksare nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iran's effort to possess a nuclear warhead.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: April 17, 2013
Relevance: 13% Posted on: July 23, 2008
The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: April 28, 2010
Elie Wiesel and Ronald Lauder recently criticized the Obama administration in separately placed newspaper advertisements. Instead of listening to Wiesel and Lauder's concerns, Haaretz reported, administration officials expressed "harsh criticism" over their ads.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: August 6, 2013
The Gitmo Five were released without a prisoner exchange.
Relevance: 13% Posted on: August 11, 2010
A recent news item shed piercing light on the reason for the intractability of the Arab war on Israel. The well-known 1970s disco group Boney M, invited by the Palestine International Festival to give a concert in Palestinian Authority-controlled Ramallah, was pressured to drop performing one of its signature hit ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 21, 2012
The current round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran will not enhance Israel’s security. Rather, they will do the opposite. They represent a strategy of appeasement rather than the use of power. What should happen is that the West should deliver a credible ultimatum to fully dismantle the program ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: December 12, 2012
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 24, 2012
MEDIA BE DEAD Almost 200 years ago, French painter Paul Delaroche declared, allegedly, "From today painting is dead," after he had learned about Daguerre's discovery that exposing an iodized silver plate in a camera creates a lasting image if the latent image on the plate is developed and fixed. I imagine Johannes ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: September 22, 2010
America is engaged in an intense debate regarding the plan to build a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 attack on New York. A wave of criticism has been growing against establishing a mosque at this site, the very idea of which elicits ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: June 10, 2013
Michael Oren knows his job. Never agitate the US. Don’t say Israel’s right when the US “knows” it’s wrong. It’s no wonder he praises Samantha Power, but must he say she “really cares” about Israel?
Relevance: 12% Posted on: December 26, 2013
When the Temple was in existence, Jews were religiously obligated to eat roast meat at least once a year.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: December 17, 2008
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush watched Monday night as the grandsons of Harry Truman and David Ben-Gurion lit a menorah on the State Floor of the White House.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: March 9, 2012
It may be only a "gotcha," but it probably reflects a reality nonetheless. In her attempt to bolster Jewish trust in President Obama's commitment to Israel's security in light of Iran's nuclear threats, Fla. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also the DNC Chair and a close Jewish ally of ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: July 16, 2008
Question: What's on your summer reading list?
Relevance: 12% Posted on: February 21, 2007
Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism have become two sides of the same coin. How shall we react? Deborah Lipstadt, who famously succeeded in her case against Holocaust denier David Irving, set the tone by stating “We can do what we do best, we can educate.”
Relevance: 12% Posted on: November 11, 2013
Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: August 22, 2012
When Barack Obama entered the White House, he promised to make Israeli/Palestinian peacemaking his priority from "day one." And, indeed, in his own way he did. He pressured Israel into freezing Jewish construction in the West Bank for ten months in a bid to entice the Palestinians to negotiate.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: April 21, 2004
The Palestinians continue to speak of "occupied territories." They are joined by their civilized European allies whose traditional anti-Semitism is now reinvigorated by Arab/Islamic Jew hatred.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: January 12, 2012
When Yaakov Avinu knew that he was about to move his family down to Mitzraim, his first priority was to establish a yeshiva. Ever since then, educating our young has continued to be a lifelong challenge and commitment for every Jew.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 3, 2012
My bar-mitzvah ceremony was held in a Unitarian church. To me, that’s a perfect symbol for being a Jew in America, where you are totally immersed in a foreign, gentile culture. Even if you live in a strictly-kosher ghetto, the World Series, Michael Jackson, Christmas decorations, the Oscars, and the ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: November 25, 2009
Officials in the Obama administration have decided they will be cutting the guest list in half for this year’s White House Chanukah party.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 16, 2012
In the past few years, on these pages of The Jewish Press, I have written several times about critical strategic implications of “chaos” and also of “irrationality” and “madness.” Still, I have never written about the fusion or juxtaposition of these seemingly distinct issues. However, because there are increasingly obvious ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 17, 2006
The death of Daniel Wultz, a Florida teenager critically injured last month in a suicide bombing at an Israeli restaurant (see story, page 3), is a "gift from Allah" and revenge against American Jewish support for Israel, said Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, one of ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: August 6, 2008
The political world was abuzz this week with the news that Rep. Eric Cantor, the chief deputy minority whip in the House of Representatives and that body's lone Jewish Republican, was being seriously considered by Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 26, 2013
Other characteristically Muslim crimes taking place in Western countries include honor killings, female genital mutilation, and slave holding.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: December 11, 2012
At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: July 21, 2013
For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: March 29, 2013
This is the story of a staff, the most miraculous staff that was ever created. It was none other than the staff that Moshe used to perform all the amazing miracles in Egypt.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: May 5, 2010
After absorbing any enemy nuclear aggression, Israel would certainly respond with a nuclear retaliatory strike. Although nothing is publicly known about Israel's precise targeting doctrine, such a reprisal would likely be launched against the aggressor's capital city and/or against similarly high-value urban targets. There would be absolutely no assurances, in ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: July 25, 2007
Jorge Luis Borges sometimes happily identified himself as a sort of Jew. Although without any apparent basis in Halachah, he obviously felt himself a deeply kindred spirit: "Many a time I think of myself as a Jew," he is quoted in Willis Barnstone's Borges At Eighty: Conversations (1982), "but I ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: February 25, 2009
The sea of people pouring out of the elevators on the tenth floor of Sotheby's varied greatly in their age, dress, and religious associations. But as they entered the exhibit, they shared a universal expression of awe and reverence. Thirteen thousand rare and ancient books looked down from the shelves ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: November 25, 2013
She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: February 14, 2007
It pains me to tell you this, but Ehud Olmert has actually done something right.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: January 31, 2013
In my 24 years of doing this beat for various publications, I've become convinced that we should add a special Holocaust Denial category to Health, Diplomacy, Finance, and Sports.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: January 13, 2010
Some truths are counter-intuitive. At first, it would seem plain that a world without nuclear weapons must be preferable to one with such weapons. Upon reflection, however, it becomes evident that there are some countries for whom nuclear arms are indispensable to their physical survival. For these imperiled nations, surrendering ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: January 23, 2014
The world’s most enticing woman inadvertently is exposing the BDS as being bad for Arabs.
Relevance: 12% Posted on: August 25, 2010
A tallit with pastel-colored circular candies on the atarah (literally crown, the top, embellished portion of the garment); a hand held golden bulldozer used to collect chametz on Passover; a mezuzah that shows the three letter name of God (shin, daled, yud, the Sustainer) on a computer keyboard above an ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: August 4, 2010
"Officer, what's your badge number?" I've been asked that question countless times over the last 26 years. Almost always, it followed an unpopular decision. Always, it was accompanied by an unspoken message: "I'm letting you know I will hold you accountable for this decision." And always, I answer that question in ...
Relevance: 12% Posted on: September 10, 2013
It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.