History repeats itself with Obama’s refusal to meet Bibi; debate tonight

October 22, 2012


While surfing online to find information for an editorial I’m working on, I came across this clip and description of the historic “Rabbis’ March on Washington. It was a demonstration that took place on on October 6, 1943, in...

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Breaking news: Alusi reports sizable number of U.S. troops have returned to three Iraqi air bases

October 16, 2012

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me today to report that, starting two weeks ago, U.S. troops started returning to military bases in Iraq. I have not seen this information published elsewhere. If it turns out to be...

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Bibi draws a red line; recalls JFK backbone in Cuban missile crisis

September 29, 2012


In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly last Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called upon the United States and other world powers to draw a red line beyond which Tehran’s leaders will not be allowed to advance...

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Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in Manhattan today says, “We have to be ready to defend ourselves”

September 18, 2012


Today Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke during High Holy Day services at Town & Village synagogue in Manhattan. Oren, who was profiled in today’s New York Times, which characterized him as the...

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Iran sends troops into Syria; Dems convene in Charlotte

September 5, 2012

Tonight, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, it will be interesting to hear what if any discussion there is of America’s role as leader of the world in protecting human rights. I will be listening for any...

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Alusi calls on Obama to introduce U.N. resolution demanding Syria give control of WMD to international community

August 21, 2012

Today President Obama warned Syrian dictator Bashir Assad that “use or deployment of … weapons of mass destruction” would be crossing a “red line,” that would prompt U.S. intervention. In a phone ...

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Update: South Sudanese families released from detention in Israel; 100 set to fly to Juba Wednesday

August 7, 2012


Tomorrow (Wednesday August 8), many of the approximately 120 South Sudanese Christians who have registered with Israel’s government for deportation will fly to South Sudan.

This is the “last organized flight” planned...

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Raisman’s Hava Negila floor routine was a winner

August 3, 2012




What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night on Tuesday with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially...

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Remaining 500 South Sudanese Christians in Israel deserve humane treatment

August 2, 2012


This summer Israel’s government has initiated a policy of deporting South Sudanese Christians to the newly declared nation of South Sudan.

Human rights groups and others have criticized Israel’s government for its handling of the...

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U.S. women’s gymnastics team takes the gold to the tune of “Hava Negila”

August 1, 2012


What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold earlier this week.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially moving to...

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