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In the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense

December 4, 2012

How tragic and terrible it is when Israel is forced to act in self-defense and, in so doing, despite best intentions, kills and injures civilians along with the terrorists. This piece from The Times of Israel explains with great humanity–as...

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Why New Yorkers respect the NYPD as New York’s finest

November 30, 2012

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NYPD Police Officer Larry DePrimo’s act of kindness has by now been broadcast on numerous talk shows. The 25-year-old police officer saw a homeless man walking without shoes, shaking on a 35 degree night (November 14) here in Manhattan,...

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This week, New Yorkers can help Hurricane Sandy victims in NYC and beyond

November 26, 2012

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For the remainder of the week (till November 30), my dear friend Shadin Hossain is holding a benefit to raise funds for The American Red Cross’s hurricane relief efforts. I met Shadin several years ago when I profiled him for the New...

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Israel on brink of ground invasion; Gaza death toll rises as Hamas uses civilians

November 19, 2012

First, all news of civilian deaths is horrible. But in order to understand what is going on in Gaza these past days, it is crucial to remember, in the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  “The terrorists are committing a...

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Standoff in Israel

November 16, 2012

Tension is percolating between Israel and Gaza tonight. Prayers for all innocent people.

Although this article states “violence erupted with little warning,” it seems to me that it didn’t have to be so. I doubt Hamas would...

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Petraeus, ya broke our hearts

November 10, 2012

You picked a fine time to leave us, Petraeus.

We’re supposed to believe that, after carrying on an extramarital affair since 2010, and ending the affair last September, Gen. David Petraeus picked this moment to resign as CIA director...

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Mr. Romney, You did us Proud

November 10, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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By now the dust has settled on the Presidential election of 2012. I am left feeling like someone who has witnessed a young person reject a solid, intelligent, committed, attractive, principled and deeply committed suitor in favor...

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Why Obama’s a Bad Bet for Israel

November 10, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Recently, several Jewish-Americans who know I write about politics have confided that they are either planning to vote for Mitt Romney, or they are profoundly undecided about the Presidential election. In a few cases, they shared that...

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Mr. Romney, you did us proud

November 7, 2012

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By now the dust has settled on the Presidential election of 2012. I am left feeling like someone who has witnessed a young person reject a solid, intelligent, committed, attractive, principled and deeply committed suitor in favor of someone...

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Four more years of Obama?

November 7, 2012

As of 11:12pm when I write this, it looks like it’s four more years of President Obama and a Republican Congress. In other words, four more years of the same.

In the words of CNN’s John King, “Getting Mitt Romney to 270,...

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