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Israeli Cabinet Cowed Back Into ‘Tit-for-Tat’ by Obama?

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Swastikas Spray-Painted in Lehavim

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IDF Soldier Wounded By Hamas Artillery During Cease Fire

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Current Status Report

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Ambassador Michael Oren Warns Obama is Legitimizing Hamas

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Elkin: Last Time We Listened to the US, Hamas Took Over

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Day 21 of Operation’ Protective Edge’ – “Israel is in Possession of all of the Attack Tunnels”

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IDF Retaliates for Ashkelon’s Morning Rocket Fire

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Rosh Chodesh Av: Global Shema for Israel’s Success and Protection of Our IDF

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UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease Fire

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Investigation: IDF Rejects Claim it Killed 16 Gazans in UNRWA School [video]

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Weekend Update: Anti-Israel Riots Around Europe

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Palestinians Looking for UN Downgrade?

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UN Official: Criticism of Israel ‘a bit much’

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Turkey Planning ‘Marmara II’

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Netanyahu Interview on the Cease Fires [video]

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Free Iranian Weapons to Gaza

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Hamas Planned Rosh Hashana Tunnel Surprise

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Editorial
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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We urge every eligible voter to go to the polls on November 5. Elected officials tend to pay attention to those who take the time to vote.

 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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The Obama administration is so pleased with the way the first round of talks with Iran have gone in Geneva, it may actually offer the Iranians access to billions of dollars of frozen assets if they promise to roll back part of their nuclear program and take incremental steps to do so.

 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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This past April, with the U.S. voting “yea,” the United Nations General Assembly approved the first UN treaty regulating the international arms trade. The ostensible goal is to curb transfers of weapons that would violate embargoes or abet acts of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity. More recently, Secretary of State Kerry signed the treaty on behalf of the U.S.

 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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Lauren’s Law, named for a young girl desperate for a heart transplant whose plight four years ago dramatized the shortage of available organs, is designed to increase that availability. The law went into effect on October 3. A new line on driver’s license applications asks applicants whether they want to be added to New York State’s organ donation registry. Applicants can choose to check either a “No” box or a “Skip this Question” box.

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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This past June we noted here that the “stunning news that the Claims Conference secured a four-year $1 billion infusion of funds from the German government to aid Holocaust survivors has been largely overshadowed by criticism that those leading the conference mishandled an internal investigation into the embezzlement of $57 million by some employees over a fifteen-year period.”

 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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We were struck by the news that the plush Plaza Hotel is suing New York City over the Bloomberg administration’s placing a block-long bicycle rack across from its main entrance facing Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan.

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Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The Jewish Press joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the death this week of the towering Torah personality, Talmudic scholar and halachic decisor Rav Ovadia Yosef.

 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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We note that the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will be holding a dinner next week marking 50 years of peerless service to the Jewish community. The dinner will honor recent chairmen of the Presidents Conference as well as its indefatigable vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein, who has served in that capacity for more than 25 years and has become the public face of the organization.

 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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Last year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights decided to pursue a discrimination claim against a half dozen chassidic store owners in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section over their posting of signs that stated, “No Shorts, no barefoot, no sleeveless, no low-cut neckline allowed in this store.”

 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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Most analysts seem to be in agreement that Iran has mounted its current charm offensive aimed at President Obama and the West generally because the broad effects of sanctions have been taking hold and causing economic misery across Iran, fanning growing unrest.

 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

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As indicated in our front-page news story, the first major Jewish population survey in ten years has turned up troubling statistics. While there has hardly been time to fully digest and debate the just-released report by the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, and though some serious definitional and methodological issues will have to be clarified – the Pew Center applied a very broad definition of Jewishness for the purposes of the survey – the results are sobering.

 

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

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It seems clear that President Obama has decided to delay any military action against Syria, at least in the short term, in order to pursue the utility of Russia’s offer to persuade the Syrians to get rid of their chemical weapons.

 

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

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Two recent developments would seem to indicate that pivotal fundamentals to the growth of America as the world’s paradigmatic democracy are under assault by overeager governmental officials.

 

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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The issue of European Union restrictions on participation in activities over Israel’s Green Line continues to roil. By any reasonable measure, the rules made no sense when promulgated and even less now. Yet the EU is resisting American efforts to push back their effective date. And though Secretary of State Kerry’s urging them to do so is welcome, his peculiarly-worded statement raises a concern of its own.

 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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The offer by Russian President Putin to broker a deal that would have Syria turn over its chemical weapons stockpile to the United Nations has given President Obama hope of extricating himself from a mess he himself created.

 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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The high-stakes controversy swirling around Mr. Obama’s seeming confusion over how to address the issue of Syria’s use of chemical weapons appears to be a byproduct of this president’s inability to learn from the experiences of his predecessors.

 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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Last week we expressed our support for William C. Thompson in the Democratic mayoral primary, Scott Stringer for comptroller, and Charles J. Hynes for Brooklyn district attorney. For City Council we endorsed Alan Maisel (46th District, Brooklyn), Mark Treyger (47th District, Brooklyn) and Chaim Deutsch (48th District, Brooklyn). Here are more of our choices:

 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

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Despite the fact that over the past decade Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community has been one of New York City’s fastest growing populations, not even one Orthodox Jew has appeared during that time on the ballot for the New York State Supreme Court bench in Brooklyn.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2013

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Unfolding events in Egypt continue to confirm just how ill-advised was President Obama’s fateful decision two years ago to embrace the Egyptian version of the Arab Spring.

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