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Why the US Opposes Israel on Gaza

During a recent interview with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, President Obama argued that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s high approval ratings among Israelis make him less willing to “engage in risky and divisive political endeavors” and therefore a hindrance to … Continue reading

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September 11 America First

It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September, 1939, until the present moment, there has been an ever-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict. That effort has been carried … Continue reading

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To Act or Not To Act or Have the Russians Do It

I can understand some of the argument being made for involvement in events in Syria. I spoke of the moral argument concerning the gassing of children by a government and my visceral response on Rosh Hashanah morning. While I believe … Continue reading

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Making The Case – But For What?

On Saturday, President Barack Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden about Syria. Many of us expected the President to present the case for why America would move forward with a limited military strike. It would have been something … Continue reading

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Mutual Interest and Mutual Respect

In an interview to the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo last Wednesday, President Barak Obama stated in response to a question relating to Egypt: “I don’t think we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.” This … Continue reading

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Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism

Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism Gaylord Hotel National Harbor, Maryland 2:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please, please have a seat. You’re … Continue reading

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Hamas, Gilad Shalit and the Problem of Evil

Reposted with permission from the author. You may find more articles by Gil Troy at his website. By Gil Troy, Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2011 As an historian not a theologian, I dislike speaking of “evil” when talking politics. All … Continue reading

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