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New hope for Israel’s Labor party

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In France, Emmanuel Macron ran from the center, eviscerated the traditional conservative and Socialist parties and outflanked the frightening …

Letters to the Editor

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I hope Democrats don’t turn themselves inside out over Jon Ossoff’s loss in the Georgia 6th (June 20). While I’m truly sorry he lost, it was a…

Letters to the Editor

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After Dan Schere’s five-column discussion (“Is there a center in pro-Israel lobby?” June 9 issue of Jewish News), he concludes that there is n…

Netanyahu’s Indian bromance

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It wasn’t exactly “From Here to Eternity,” but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,…

Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers a fundamental IDF value

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One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic du…

Fill the anti-Semitism envoy position

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If we were living in a vacuum, the Jewish community wouldn’t be “entitled” to a State Department office with an envoy assigned to monitor and …

Murder on the health care express

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The demise of health care is going to look something like “Murder on the Orient Express” — everyone in the GOP takes a stab at it in the middl…

Israel’s government crashes into the Wall

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members o…

Let us break our current political intolerance

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The shooting in Alexandria, Virgina, that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a…

A call for thoughtful dialogue

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The human capacity to devise new ways to disrupt, terrorize, injure and kill appears limitless. And so it was on June 14 that James T. Hodgkin…

Our frenemy Qatar

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The oil-rich sheikdom Qatar is much like its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula – undemocratic, ruled by a minority clan, both a U.S. ally and…

Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaini…

The U.N. and Anti-Semitism

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last April vowed to take action to end anti-Semitism, and called the denial of Israel’s righ…

Reunited Jerusalem at 50

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The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week,…

A nastier, more brutish budget

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National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance…

Letter to the Editor

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Ben Cohen's commentary “Trump crisis shouldn't mask new opportunities for Mideast peace” (May 26 issue of Jewish News) is distressing. The art…

Beginning a new chapter

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As you probably noticed, last week’s issue introduced a new design, reflecting a new chapter of the Jewish News after last year’s change in ow…

Haredi Israel in 2059

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Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or m…

Trump crisis shouldn’t mask new opportunities for Mideast peace

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By any standards, last week was an extraordinary one for U.S.-Israel relations – and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived in Is…

Yes, Virginia, there are Jews there

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First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, poli…