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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers a fundamental IDF value
Posted: July 05, 2017

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 during the 1967 Six-Day War in the battle over Jerusalem and as a battalion physician in the 1973 Yom Kippur War in the Sinai Desert. In both wars, I cared for many captured and wounded enemy prisoners.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Murder on the health care express
Posted: June 28, 2017

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 middle of the night and in the end no one knows who did it. The first wave of protest in response to the outrageous House bill has ebbed completely, and this time after a U.S. Senate vote there will be no second chance. The time to fight back is now.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Let us break our current political intolerance
Posted: June 21, 2017

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 miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism, and frankly, pure luck.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Netanyahu calls Trump’s bluff on settlement construction
Posted: June 14, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently wants to convince us that he is not interested in reaching a peace deal, but in maintaining power by catering to his radical right flank and the settler movement.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
The U.N. and Anti-Semitism
Posted: June 07, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last April vowed to take action to end anti-Semitism, and called the denial of Israel’s right to exist a modern form of anti-Jewish hatred. Speaking at a World Jewish Congress Assembly in New York, Guterres said he could not control all expressions of bias against Israel at the United Nations. But he said Israel has the right to be treated like any other U.N. member state.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
Beginning a new chapter
Posted: June 01, 2017

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 ownership.

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Wednesday 05/24/2017
Trump crisis shouldn’t mask new opportunities for Mideast peace
Posted: May 24, 2017

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

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Yes, Virginia, there are Jews there
Posted: May 17, 2017

First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, political leaders rabble-rousing crowds to rise up against Jewish communities and to blame them for society’s ills. This has led to a large uptick in the decision by many European Jews to make aliyah and relocate to Israel. Here at home, we’re hearing more about anti-Semitism on college campuses – anti-Jewish rhetoric that is cloaked in the venomous language of “anti-Zionism,” a convenient way for Students for Justice in Palestine and similar social justice warriors to smear the Jewish people and the Jewish homeland.

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