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  • Cruz ‘n Jews

    December 15, 2015 | 8:34 am

    If senators got report cards they way children do in school, Ted Cruz's would say "does not play well with others" every time.

    He's been called the Senate's "most reviled members," and that's just among his fellow Republicans.

    But the junior senator from Texas seems to like...

  • Welcome the refugees

    November 19, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    In the 1940s, politicians and the State Department saw the war ravaging Europe and said only Christians could enter this country as refugees, and only a select few at that. No Jews welcome here. A favorite argument for turning away Jews fleeing Europe was that they somehow had been...

  • Yitzhak Shamir remembered

    July 2, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received when he retired as director of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.

    It was a depiction of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

    “He...

  • Opinion: Will Beit Shemesh lead to erosion on Capitol Hill?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 3, 2012 | 11:55 am

    A compelling threat to the survival of a democratic Jewish state does not come from the Arabs or the Iranians but from within. Its repercussions threaten to reach far beyond the gender segregated sidewalks and buses of some Israeli cities to the heart of the Diaspora.

    ...
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  • Opinion: That was the year that was

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    December 26, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times around the world.

    Dickens’ famous line aptly describes a wide swath of the Arab world in 2011.  It was a good year for the Arab Street as popular uprisings, fueled by the social media, swept across the Middle East toppling...

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