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Showdown on the Beltway

By David Suissa

3 days ago

Netanyahu, left, meeting with Obama at the United Nations last September.

Do you know why the whole Bibi-Obama-Boehner-Iran mess gives me such a headache? There are too many moving parts: Bibi shouldn’t tick off Obama; Obama should be tougher on Iran; Boehner... read full article

  • Would I leave France?

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    When we discussed the cover headline for the Journal’s story this week on the troubled Jews of France, we debated two options: “Should Jews leave?” or “Would you leave?” The first option was about “them,” while the second was more about us.

    In the end, we went for clarity and...

  • Tough love for Islam

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    We’re conditioned to respect all religions. But what happens when we’re confronted with a religion that looks more like a political ideology? When I criticize Islam, I don’t criticize its spiritual beauty; I criticize the fact that in too many places around the world, the religion...

  • British Jewry:  A tale of two stories

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    Is England good or bad for the Jews? Well, it depends on which Cohen you listen to — Danny Cohen or Shimon Cohen.

    Danny Cohen, a senior executive with the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) who’s been called one of the most influential figures in British television, caused a stir...

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  • Charlie Hebdo and the freedom to offend

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    “We are avenging Mohammed!” the attackers shouted as they went about their murderous business against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris Wednesday morning, as can be seen on witness videos. Once again, Islamic terrorists responded violently to a routine ritual of...

  • Harold Schulweis: Founder of a Big Judaism

    By David Suissa

    December 24, 2014 | 10:43 am

    "I'm having trouble with the past tense,” Rabbi Uri Herscher said as he began his eulogy for his close friend Rabbi Harold Schulweis, who died on Dec. 18 at 89. With about 1,500 mourners looking on in the main sanctuary of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS), the synagogue Schulweis led for...

  • Obama: I’m Jewish ‘in my soul’

    By David Suissa

    December 17, 2014 | 8:07 pm

    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when...

  • Punishing Bennett won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    December 17, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    People do crazy things when they get desperate and run out of ideas. That’s the first thought that came to mind after I read that a group of pro-Israel academics have decided that the best way to help the comatose Israeli-Palestinian peace process is to stop people like Naftali...

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