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Who Am I Voting For, and How Should You Vote?

11 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
At JewishPress.com we’ve spent countless hours discussing the pros and cons of voting for each particular party. Now we'll share some of the discussions that have made this election decision such a difficult one.

The Next UN-Israel Showdown

If Israel fails to show up for UPR, this may force the HRC to end the stranglehold of abusive regimes over the institution and implement long overdue reforms.
A view of the settlement of Efrat, south of Jerusalem, between Bethlehem and Hebron. with more than 8,000 middle class residents, this town pays exorbitant taxes in return for government services, like any other middle class town in Israel.

Israel’s Enormous Financial Benefits from the Settlements

7 Shevat 5773 – January 18, 2013
All this talk about the billions spent on settlements being the reason there's no good welfare in Ofakim and sufficient education in Ramat Hasharon is based on two enormous lies.
Sinem Tezyapar

Much of What You Think You Know about Islam Is Wrong (Video)

7 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
A Response to an Antisemitic Video of Egyptian Cleric Mahmoud Al-Masri.
A Map of Eretz Israel during the Roman Empire

What Judea & Samaria Mean to the Jewish People

For Jews, the ancient tribal territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh – a.k.a. Judea and Samaria or the West Bank – form the very heartland of the homeland.

Obama’s Nominees Harmful To Israel, Soft On Terrorists

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
President Obama spent his first term pushing from power longstanding Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remember King For Fighting Hate Against All

For those of us who closely follow the progress in America in the battles against racism and anti-Semitism, the observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this year has particular relevance.
Israeli's Border Police training for chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks.

Who Will End Up With Syria’s Chemical Weapons?

The Syrian civil war is drawing in the world's most dangerous elements to a land that hosts the world's largest stockpile of VX nerve agents, Sarin and mustard gas.
U.S. Navy Lt. Joshua Sherwin, second from left, a Jewish chaplain deployed with II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), sings the final hymn and recites the final blessing prior to breaking bread and sharing wine in fellowship with worshippers attending a Yom Kippur service Oct. 8, 2011, at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

In the Army Now: An Orthodox Jew’s US Army Experience

5 Shevat 5773 – January 15, 2013
It is vital for religious Jews of all ages to be involved in public service in some form or another.

The European Union and Its Court: Stacked Against Israel

4 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
Since June 2005, the EU has given more than $48 million to over 90 NGOs based in Israel, who are regarded as critical of Israel.

Hagel’s “Global Zero” Plan

A nuclear weapons reduction plan advocated by Hagel evinces a less than serious understanding of both the nature of US deterrence needs, and the geopolitical balance between the United States and Russia.

The Closing of Afikei Torah

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
Why the closing of a small seminary serving less than 200 girls should be the concern of the entire Orthodox population.

Why A Licensed Professional

The recent conviction of an unlicensed therapist in one of our communities has led to serious soul searching on the part of some and confusion for many others. The most strident argument of his supporters is that he was convicted without proof; that the accuser made up the story to get back at her community and directed her anger at this amateur counselor.
The author, MK Arieh Eldad, of the Power to Israel party.

Leave Room for Power to Israel

Moshko, the Holocaust-survivor-turned-legendary-builder-of-Gush-Etzion, once asked why Rabbi Moshe Levinger was shoving his way into Hevron and Kiryat Arba. “Here we work in consensus with...
Hugo Chavez

Chavez and the Jews: A Sorry Tale

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been soaked in drama and cloying sentimentality.

Israeli ‘Occupation’ and the ROLV Fallacy

There is a widespread misconception that the Middle East conflict is complicated. In fact, it is really rather simple. Indeed, one can basically summarize and explain the entire conflict in the context of the words "occupation" or "occupied territories" and people’s beliefs about the effects of such "occupation."

A Perfect Match: Al Gore And Al Jazeera

The Al Jazeera television network has become a dominant force in Middle East communications as well as an expanding influence elsewhere, but up until now it has had trouble breaking through in the United States with a little watched English channel that is not widely available.

Cold War Tactics to Stop Iran

The time is well overdue to respond to IRGC atrocities with the language of force that Iranian leaders only understand.

President’s Nomination of Hagel May Encourage Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

The burden is now on Senator Hagel to persuade the Senate, the American people, and the leaders of Iran that he is fully supportive of the President's commitment to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The Redacted Iraqi Jews

25 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
Iraqi Jews had been genuine citizens for thousands of years -- even before Muslims and Christians.

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