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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Students committed to standing up for Jewish, democratic values, in United States and Israel
Posted: March 22, 2017

Earlier this month, 85 students from Arizona’s universities traveled to Washington, D.C., for J Street’s National Conference. Last month, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally met for the first time in Washington. Those of us who long for peace and are committed to Israel’s character as a Jewish and democratic state have been troubled by the Trump administration’s ambivalence about some of the most fundamental issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and their first public appearance together did not assuage our concerns.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Finding a balance between justice and kindness
Posted: March 08, 2017

By now we are all familiar with the story of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, the Mesa mom who came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 14, and who was recently deported in an initiative to enforce the strictest standard of law.

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Wednesday 03/01/2017
Board of rabbis addresses recent incidents
Posted: March 01, 2017

To the Jewish community:

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
An open letter to senators about David Friedman confirmation
Posted: February 15, 2017

This is on open letter to Arizona senators Jeff Flake and John McCain from two college students who are members of J Street U, the college and university campus organizing arm of J Street.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
U.S. needs to defend borders
Posted: February 08, 2017

In the many years that I have been reading the Jewish News, I never recall an editorial that dealt exclusively with politics and, other than expressions from Jewish organizations, had nothing to do with Jewish life or Jewish affairs in the Valley. So if we are going to get involved in politics, then so be it (“Punishing Muslims for being Muslims,” Jewish News, Feb. 3).

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
UN declares Mideast a restricted neighborhood
Posted: January 04, 2017

Last week’s UN Security Council vote against Israel’s right to allow Jews to buy land and build homes in the historic Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria was a blow against human rights and religious liberty.

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What Kerry failed to mention
Posted: January 04, 2017

When the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, has to go on television and speak for 72 minutes in an attempt to explain and justify the decisions of the president, then it is obvious that those decisions were wrong. It can only be compared to an attorney delivering his closing remarks to a jury in a criminal case, completely ignoring the facts and the evidence that exists, but repeating the same baseless and unsustainable arguments over and over again, knowing full well that his client is guilty.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Nonreligious Zionists founded Israel
Posted: December 14, 2016

Mathew Karlovsky’s assertion that Jews voted contrary to their own best interests in the Nov. 8 election by overwhelmingly voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump is predicated on the false equivalence premise of saying Trump is pro-Israel and therefore pro-Jewish (“Jews and the Golden Calf,” Jewish News, Nov. 25, 2016). His overly simplified assertion that Democrats have forsaken their Judaism by voting for Clinton is sophomoric and myopic. To the contrary, Jews in this election understood the candidates for exactly what they are. They voted for the most qualified person for the office and, by far, the lesser of two undesirables.

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