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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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Blind Hatred Harms All of Us

We woke up this morning to the news that Jews had killed Muhamad Abu Khdeir and had failed to kidnap another boy a day earlier. These Jews do not represent Israel. They do not represent Jews. They do not represent … Continue reading

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The Peace Process and Centrist Jews

In an article published in the Times of Israel the other day, it was noted that a recent meeting held by Sec. State John Kerry with American Jewish leaders was a “soft sell” for most of them. The “hard sell-a more … Continue reading

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Jonathan Pollard: When is Enough, Enough?

Before I enter into the heart of this essay I wish to openly admit that I have been on a long, emotional journey regarding my attitude toward Jonathan Pollard.  Back in 1985, when it came to light that he had … Continue reading

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Making Teshuva on Iran

Last week, I read Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s blog posting about PM Netanyahu’s recent appearances on American television wherein the Prime Minister condemned the Obama Administration’s policy of setting no red lines regarding Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Rabbi Yoffie’s assertion … Continue reading

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AIPAC, Iran, America and Israel

This week’s AIPAC Policy Conference was all about one concern, Iran. There appears to be agreement between the Israeli and American governments on most of the major issues related to Iran. Iran is a threat to the peace of the … Continue reading

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PA Backing Off Declaration of Statehood?

In April, I began writing this article. Within hours of completing the first draft, there were multiple reassurances that the Palestinian Authority was going forward with its plans. I then shelved my article. However, with the article today in the … Continue reading

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Who Slammed The Door?

This following piece was submitted by Rabbi Henry Karp as a comment to my article “Why Bibi’s Speech Worked.” Many thanks to Rabbi Karp. ********************************************************************************** Already the pundits have joined the Palestinians in claiming that Netanyahu’s remarks in Washington, both … Continue reading

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Why Bibi’s Speech Worked

I think that most of us expected Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday before the US Congress to be a defiant right wing speech. Commentators, no doubt had their stories ready entitled, “Bibi rebukes Barack” or “Bibi Bashes O!” It … Continue reading

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Hamas, Fatah, and Negotiations

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu each gave two significant addresses concerning Israel within a week. While the President’s speech given Thursday created a great deal of controversy, the President’s speech given on Sunday before the American Israel Public Affairs … Continue reading

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