Mike, You Did Us Proud

January 30, 2009


Tonight at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg did us proud. The mayor of New York, Bloomberg recently showed his character by traveling to Israel while that nation was suffering much international condemnation for...

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Monday Was the Day to Celebrate and Honor a Hero. As to Our New President, Let Us Hope

January 20, 2009


Not to take anything away from our new President. But the remarks of a friend yesterday got me thinking. I asked this friend if he, as an African-American (in his case he was born in Africa and is now a U.S. citizen) felt moved by the...

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The Eloquent Words of a Hindu Israel-Supporter

January 7, 2009

Yesterday about 800 people gathered outside the Israeli consulate to support Israel.  Among those I met was Mr. Gaurang G. Vaishnav, executive vice president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or World Hindu Council of America. He was...

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Today’s Rally in Support of Israel Draws 800, including Christian and Buddhist Supporters

January 6, 2009

Just returned from the Israeli consulate, 42nd St. and Second Ave., where about 800 gathered in the cold to support Israel’s right to self-defense.

Musicians played and the crowd gathered to sing and peacefully show support. In...

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Displaying Humanity in Times of Inhumanity

December 3, 2008

Tonight a friend and I had the privilege of seeing a Holocaust survivor and her rescuer reunited after 63 years.

The rescuer, Wiktoria Sozanska, was honored tonight at the annual gala of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), a nonprofit...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian Acquitted for “Crime” of Visiting Israel

November 24, 2008

Hopeful news out of Iraq this morning as an Iraqi court has voted to acquit Mithal al-Alusi, a great Iraqi champion of human rights, of prosecution for visiting Israel.

Alusi is a member of the Iraqi Parliament and founder of the Democratic...

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Those on the Front Lines Prefer McCain – and Here’s Why

October 31, 2008

With days to go till the election, it would be wise for patriotic and pro-Israel American voters to keep in mind that Americans-in-Israel prefer John McCain to Barack Obama by a margin of three-to-one. Israelis, too, would rather see McCain...

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Reconsidering Jesse Jackson’s Words Regarding Obama and Israel

October 17, 2008

Rereading Amir Taheri’s interview of Jesse Jackson that ran in Tuesday’s New York Post, I realize I may have fallen into a trap.

Yesterday I noted here on my blog that, while Jackson is not an official spokesperson for the Obama campaign, his...

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Patriotic Americans, Supporters of Israel, and of Peace Through Strength Should Not Kid Ourselves That Obama’s Brand of Change Will Be Good

October 15, 2008

Granted, Jesse Jackson is not an official spokesman for the Obama campaign. But I don’t hear Obama repudiating the alarming statements Jackson has made in recent days concerning Barack Obama’s plans for U.S. foreign policy generally,...

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Walk With Kings, Nor Lose the Common Touch

September 27, 2008


Last night’s McCain/Obama debate was pretty much a draw, suspending any partisan sentiment. Obama was strong out of the starting gate; He is certainly smooth, and he knows how to play on people’s concerns on the sensitive economic front....

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