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Does Russia Have its Eye on Strategic Cyprus?

16 Shevat 5773 – January 27, 2013
Russia's strategic geopolitical interests provide an important incentive for Russia to gain a foothold in Cyprus.

Remembering Ron Nachman, the Lonely Man of Faith

When Ron Nachman set out to found the city of Ariel, he was not interested in just another community of tens to hundreds of families to the east of the Green Line.

Confronting Auschwitz and Birkenau

Hope is a vital part of visiting the death camps in Europe.

Morsi’s Anti-Semitism Reveals More About Us Than Him

13 Shevat 5773 – January 23, 2013
It’s a story that began with an eagle-eyed Jewish blogger who writes under the pseudonym “Challah Hu Akbar” and progressed all the way to the White House. In the process, it has reignited the debate as to whether Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohamed Morsi, is really the pragmatic moderate many believe him to be.

Rush To Judgment

This much we know: as soon as the story broke last month that a former teacher at a well-known Jewish educational institution stood accused of abusing students there decades ago, the teacher’s life changed forever. His employers saw it (he was immediately suspended from his current job), his friends, family and associates would soon learn of it, and anyone who searches the web could now forever find it. His fate was sealed.

A Tree Will Only Be As Strong As Its Roots

As a genetic counselor who advocates for pre-conception genetic testing, I take the roots-to-tree metaphor very seriously. I believe that in order to sustain a healthy community, the roots of the community have the responsibility of relaying just how important genetic testing is.

Obama’s Anti-Zionism

Daniel Pipes: I predicted that 'Israel's troubles will really begin' should Obama win a second term. These have begun; Jerusalem, brace for a rough four years.

Why I am Voting Likud

11 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
The Likud has achieved much over the last four years for settlements and the nation, and aside from his silly insistence on the two-state solution, Netanyahu has been a pretty good Prime Minister.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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