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Israel Reaction to CERD Decision on Admissibility

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has decided to apply a separate standard to Israel, and disregard both facts and law to reach a predetermined and agenda driven conclusion. The Committee on...

Inept Human Rights Watch

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Letters The apparently intellectually deprived members of the Human Rights Watch only have eyes for Israel. In my mind, this organization’s initials must stand for ... horrendous rats watching. Their focus is seeking out violations...

Charlie Hebdo's Sarah Halimi cover: Should antisemitism be decriminalized?

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French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reacted on Wednesday to the recent decision by the French Court of Cassation to absolve the 2017 murderer of Sarah Halimi of criminal responsibility because he took cannabis before...

Raising the curtain on our lives

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It’s not only musical and theatrical performers who need an audience.  All of us need to have an audience periodically.  Somebody with whom we can share our joy and grief.  Someone with whom we...

The dirty truth behind J street is coming out

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Let it be known that: 1) J Street wants a deal between the USA and Iran; no interest in Israel. 2) J Street wants a 2-state solution so that according to them, Israel can continue to...

The importance of intuition for knowing the world

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 A couple of days ago, I was involved in a discussion about attitudes towards accepting something as the truth.  More precisely we talked about the dichotomy of certainty vs. doubt.  Many of the most...

The Golden Age of Judaism in al-Andalus, Part 2

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The Jews in Toledo In 1085, Alfonso VI recaptured Toledo and thus marked the limit of the cross and the crescent. The Christian monarchs protected the Jews, who were very useful in administering the new...

The Golden Age of Judaism in al-Andalus, Part 1

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In the beginning The arrival of the Jews in Spain is the subject of many legends, spread by Jewish and Christian chroniclers, especially in the sixteenth century. For some, they arrived at the time of...

Congressperson Betsy McCollum and friends

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Letters A malignant congresswoman from the State of Minnesota is again trying to reduce the US help for Israel, based on their poor treatment of the Gazans and Westbankers. She refers to the both as...

Book provides useful pet advice

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The pandemic has changed many people’s daily routines. More folks have been spending time at home and because of this, pet adoptions have increased.  What better time to adopt a pet than while spending...