Democracy is not a panacea – but with real commitment, it is a possible future

June 19, 2012


Last week’s Wall Street Journal ran a sobering piece by Bret Stephens in about the disappointing results of democratic elections the previous weekend. It’s true that democracy’s defenders have lately been mugged by...

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UC Davis police pepper spray incident an embarrassment and sad day for freedom of assembly in America

November 22, 2011

Last Friday was a sad day for freedom of assembly and freedom of speech in America.

The pepper-spraying of a group of nonviolent student demonstrators at UC Davis on Friday appears to have been an example of excessive and unimaginative police...

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Is Turner’s victory a referedum on Obama’s Israel policy?

September 16, 2011


Tuesday marked the first Republican victory in nearly one hundred years in New York’s 9th congressional district, a Jewish and Italian stronghold. Republican Robert Turner (pictured above), won the seat encompassing parts of...

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South Sudan President says new nation will place its embassy in Jerusalem

September 12, 2011


The Sudan Tribune recently reported that Salva Kiir Mayardit, the president of the newly formed nation of South Sudan, told visiting Knesset member Danny Danon that the future South Sudanese embassy in Israel will built in Jerusalem. He also...

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Thoughts on a 9-11 anniversary interview with Rudy Giuliani

September 10, 2011


This morning I read Steve Forbes’ interview of Rudy Giuliani, who recalled his experiences and reactions on September 11. It is lengthy, but very worth reading. You can read it here.

For those not familiar with his actions that...

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Iraqi human rights champion to Obama: stop Iran before it’s too late

August 17, 2011


Mithal al-Alusi, human rights leader and former Iraqi Parliamentarian, contacted me last weekend to convey his thoughts about the dire situation for proponents of human rights and liberal values in Iraq. He also urged President...

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Great point, David Brooks

June 5, 2011

This terrific editorial, which ran last week in The New York Times, should be required reading for anyone who thinks he or she can make peace in the mideast by putting the squeeze on Israel and/or employing high-level diplomacy. I would...

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Sean Hannity gets it

June 2, 2011


I saw a great exchange last week on FOX News’ “Hannity’s America ” between journalists Sean Hannity and Juan Williams. They were discussing the flap following President Obama’s remarks that as part of any...

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Obama administration acted appropriately

May 7, 2011

From The Jewish Standard


This week, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the United States assassinated the terrorist Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, including 700 from New Jersey....

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President Obama announces U.S. forces have killed bin Laden

May 2, 2011


Tonight President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind who directed the September 11th massacre of 3,000 U.S. civilians as well as numerous other acts of mass terrorism characterized by their extreme,...

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