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A Jewish Plan to Make the Best of the Rest of your Summer

19 Av 5773 – July 25, 2013
Why would our tradition fill our fun-filled summers with such restricting limitations?

A Promising Future for Catholic-Jewish Relations

Blunt and forthright, he declared that “Due to our common roots, a Christian cannot be anti-Semitic!”
They took his lunch money. Jewish Home Minister of Religious Services Naftali Bennett lost the vote on both chief rabbis to the Haredim.

Naftali Bennett’s Blackest Day

This was an outright failure of Jewish Home and its chairman, Minister of Religious Services Naftali Bennett.
The crumbling buildings of the Varosha district of Famagusta, Cyprus, photographed in 2009. The area lies within Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus. The inhabitants fled during the 1974 Turkish invasion and the district has been abandoned since then. (Source: WikiMedia Commons)

‘Occupied Territories’: What about Cyprus, Kashmir, Tibet?

17 Av 5773 – July 23, 2013
This latest decision tells us nothing about Israel or the West Bank. But it tells us what we need to know about the EU.
A brutalized Tibetan protester.

Where’s the EU on Tibetan Rights?

16 Av 5773 – July 22, 2013
Why aren't you boycotting Chinese entities operating in occupied Tibet?
Muslim brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie (L) meets with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson in Cairo on January 18, 2012.

US Ambassador to Egypt ‘Muslim Brotherhood Lackey’

15 Av 5773 – July 21, 2013
There is also widespread belief that Patterson's "meddling" in Egypt's affairs is not limited to General Sisi and the Egyptian media.

Hypersensitivity

I don’t expect thinking Muslims to object to a reasoned critique of Islam.

Jews under Siege

12 Av 5773 – July 19, 2013
The future is bleak.

Dear Anglicans: Please Check Your Own Shtreimels First

12 Av 5773 – July 18, 2013
The Anglicans are urging their faithful to “educate the church about the impact of illegal settlements” on the West Bank.

On Orthodox Insularity

The words over the yeshiva's main doors used to be in English.

US Mideast Policy: Looking in all the Wrong Places?

Kerry’s working with actors who have acted in this movie before, and the script is built around the same elements. But the theater is new.

Israel’s Effective New Advocate

Dermer is seen by the left as the worst of all possible creatures: a “right-wing neocon with close ties to the Bush family.”
EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton marking the V sign for Victory with a chicken leg, standing next to former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, January 6, 2011.

How the EU Will Reverse Itself, in Three Easy Steps

11 Av 5773 – July 17, 2013
Be firm and consistent – they will fold.
Israelis protesting in front of the office of public housing company Amidar in central Tel Aviv, July 21, 2012.

An Equitable Division of Duties, Lapid Edition

Instead of giving new young couples some time in public housing until they’re ready to move forward, they want to give away the apartments to people who have been reaping the benefits for years.

When the Education Minister Misplaced Hebron

9 Av 5773 – July 16, 2013
There's no better explanation a student can receive as to why he lives in Israel, than a visit to Hebron. Unfortunately, the new Education Minister does not think so.

New Draft Law a Gift of Hope to Impoverished Haredim and to Israel

7 Av 5773 – July 14, 2013
This law not so much about getting Haredim into the army in the near future, as it is about immediately permitting Haredim into the legal workforce, thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

Britain: ‘Rape Jihad’ against Children

Politically correct Britons are forced to confront the previously taboo subject of endemic sexual abuse of children by predatory Muslim pedophile gangs.
Reproduction of the Prague Golem.

The Golem Disease

The super hero myth is dangerous because it is an excuse for inaction and fantasy.
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Nelson Mandela and Zionism

5 Av 5773 – July 11, 2013
Mandela once wrote that Jews, in his experience, were far more sensitive about race because of their own history.

Improving the NYPD while Protecting our Cops

It is already illegal to conduct bias-based profiling, and there is no need for legislation that will make the job of police officers that much harder

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