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September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012

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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 26, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

In-depth

First New York's Jews, Then America's?

There has been a fundamental shift in the make-up of New York's Jewish community, which could act as a bellwhether for the rest of the country, writes Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine

Barring a mass defection from Orthodoxy, an exodus of Orthodox Jews from greater New York, or a Jewish Great Awakening among the non-Orthodox, the medium-range future of the city’s Jewish community is already setting in cement. Once dismissed as little more than a relic of an ancient tribe’s history, the Orthodox community will become the dominant sector of New York’s Jewry in a generation.

 

Stop Blaming Bibi

Benjamin Netanyahu is not the reason for the failure to reach Middle East peace, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Policy

Netanyahu not only shapes Middle East politics, he is also a product of his political surroundings. To regard him -- and much of the country he leads -- as solipsistic entities that exist in a vacuum independent of other factors, some of which are beyond Israel's control, is ridiculous. The Palestinian house is a mess not just because of Israel -- the differences between Hamas and Fatah are real and durable. Neither Barak nor Olmert could reach an agreement, either.

 

Daily Digest

Times of Israel: In New York, Netanyahu expected to take case against Iran to world stage

Haaretz: Israel's Foreign Ministry: Sanctions against Iran are having dramatic impact

Jerusalem Post: Foreign policy under Morsy: A Mideast game changer

Ynet: Iran displays 'proof' of western sabotage

New York Times: Fighting Over God’s Image

Washington Post: A flimsy U.S. sanctions policy toward Iran

Wall Street Journal: Conflicts at Home Resonate in Iranian's U.N. Farewell

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