In the wake of this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, it is evident that neither party achieved its military or political objectives. And while a cease-fire is currently in place, fundamental steps to resolve the conflict aren’t on the agenda. Given a history of costly and...
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Carmel U. Chiswick is Research Professor of Economics at George Washington University. A founding member of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture and a former officer of the Association for the Social-Scientific Study of Jewry, she has written...
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March 16, 2012 | 11:28 am
What does being an Israeli mean? For many years, people have tried to name this “thing” that we, Israelis, have. What is that “quality”? Lacking a scientific definition, people had to come up with a Hebrew name for it. There is not a word in the English vocabulary that has the same...
March 15, 2012 | 11:10 am
Grandpa’s fixed pension, that sweet and steady stream of income that started on the day he retired, is nearing extinction. Most Americans today will retire not on company checks, but on personal savings and Social Security. With interest rates low, the stock market jumpy and Congress...
September 20, 2011 | 11:31 am
Israel ranks 83rd in the world in economic freedom, down two spots from last year, according to a new report.
The Economic Freedom of the World Annual report issued Tuesday was based on data from 2009. Israel has now dropped 35 spots since 2005, according to the Jerusalem Institute...
May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pmLast Monday, I took my ticket from the parking valet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, turned, and came face to face with John Kerry. He was standing beside me, staring at his cell phone.
"Oh," I said to the senator, at a loss. "Hi."
"Hi," he said, and turned back to his phone.
January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The outpouring of international charity for the victims of the Asian disasters is a clear sign that we humans are capable of enormous empathy
But the near-instant world reaction should go even farther. Now, the world's eyes are turned on an area of the globe where...
May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pmWe don't know who discovered water," Einstein said. But we do know one thing: "It wasn't a fish!" Why not a fish? Because a fish -- born into water, living, eating, breathing water -- is never sufficiently separated from water to become aware of its presence. The unnoticed condition...