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  • The U.S. can use Iran to help stabilize Iraq

    by David Peyman

    1 day ago

    The United States is facing a catastrophe in Iraq. Sunni Islamic extremists — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — have conquered Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. Al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists now have a large swath of territory on which to train for the next 9/11....

  • With leadership, threats might turn into opportunities in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    1 day ago

    The recent cycle of violence in Israel, after a period of relative calm, raises concerns that perhaps we are on the threshold of another intifada, or another Operation Pillar of Defense (a full-scale operation in Gaza), or both. News from Israel on all television channels seems to...

  • Dream big: Employment for adults with disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    1 day ago

    What group in the United States today has the highest  percentage of unemployed? It is not women, or one particular ethnic group, or even those without a college degree. The group with the highest percentage of unemployed, some 80 percent in most parts of the country, is adults...

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  • Anti-gay persecution abroad demands U.S. action

    by Elyse Frishman, JTA

    2 days ago

    Every parent imagines and treasures a child’s first words, first steps, first love. Our children will graduate high school and then college, find their passion, marry their sweetheart, have children of their own.

    There are also things a parent privately dreads. In 2010,...

  • Can U.S. and Iran work together in Iraq?

    by Alireza Nader

    1 week ago

    The recent military conquest of much of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ignited a debate on Iran’s role. Analysts and pundits have asked: Should Washington work with Tehran to stem ISIL’s seemingly inexorable march? U.S.-Iran cooperation seems possible,...

  • Israeli expertise, meet California’s needs

    by H. David Nahai

    1 week ago

    We gathered in Silicon Valley this past March, all smiles and applause, to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation, Exchanges and Cooperation, or...

  • Schoolboys, not soldiers: A mother responds

    by Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

    1 week ago

    How does a Jewish mother respond to the unthinkable? In Jeremiah, we read of the matriarch Rachel, the quintessential Jewish mother, who sat in Ramah crying and bitterly weeping. There was no comfort for her, her children were gone. Like our ancient matriarch, we, too, are in...

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