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  • Obama says ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago’

    July 19, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago," and urging Americans to understand the pain that African-Americans feel over the case.

    ...
  • Stand our ground

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    I’m outraged at the Trayvon Martin case, but not because a jury found George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin, not guilty.

    When you read through the state’s case and the witness testimony, when you stop to understand the trial the way the jurors did, when you go over the...

  • Israel conducts illegal weapons amnesty

    May 28, 2013 | 10:20 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    There are a lot of guns in Israel. You see them carried by soldiers as you walk down the street; on the hip of the security guard checking your bag as you enter the bank; and even by licensed civilians who live in or travel...

  • Gun violence in America: Scandal!

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Two years after his mother was shot and killed, Dallas Sonnier received a phone call from the police: His father had just been shot and killed.

    Sonnier’s parents had divorced long before. That both were murdered was sheer coincidence — as if gun violence in America isn’t common...

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  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • Broad Jewish support for Obama’s gun proposals

    January 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    President Obama's new gun control proposals drew broad Jewish communal support.

    The uniformity of the Jewish response to the proposals unveiled Wednesday stood in contrast to Republican opposition to many of the suggested measures, including a ban on assault weapons and tighter...

  • An outsider’s viewpoint on the Sandy Hook shooting

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 18, 2012 | 11:39 am

    First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes to the victim's family and friends. This is a terrible loss of innocent people whose only crime was to go to school. Here, in Israel, the story reached the first pages of the newspapers, and shock stroke us all. In the name...

  • The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.

    It was a beautiful, touching moment — and I resented it.

    I’m all for grown men crying. I’m all for presidents, in times of...

  • Jews and guns: A day on the firing range

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    Susanne Reyto carefully loaded her rifle and switched the safety off. Peering into the scope attached to the top of the weapon, she pulled the trigger while former U.S. Army platoon leader Charlie Jasper looked on to ensure she was handling her weapon safely.

    To their right,...

  • A meditation on the Bulgaria and Colorado tragedies

    July 20, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The month of Av has come upon us in a manner true to historical form. Mishenikhnas Av, m’ma’atin b’simha… When the month of Av begins, we are told, we are instructed to diminish our joy. Sadly, a week of violence and tragedy all over the world...

  • Gun is only way to fight Israel, Hamas head says

    February 13, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in Iran that armed resistance is the only way to fight against Israel.

    The “gun is our only response to the Zionist regime,” Haniyeh said Monday in Tehran, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.

    “In time, we have come to...

  • Reform cites Giffords shooting in urging clip ban

    April 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The Reform movement cited the attack that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others in urging Congress to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

    “The clips can hold 30, 50 or even 100 rounds, enabling shooters to cause serious casualties before needing to reload,”...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • ANALYSIS: Sarah Palin . . . and the Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    When Sen. John McCain tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate today, the Jewish political blogosphere -- as loud and fast and opinionated as (for lack of a better word) the Gentile Web -- came to a screeching halt.

    After all, you can fight about John McCain, and...
  • Ready, Aim, Birthday!

    By Judy Gruen

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day that I am E-vited to a birthday party promising to feature live ammunition. Excitedly, I E-sponded with a resounding "yes."

    Paula was throwing a Wild West-themed shindig for her husband Bill's birthday. It was a "BYOF" (Bring Your Own Firearm) affair.

    "Don't...

  • For the Children

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "What do we want?" asked the speaker.
    "Common sense gun laws!" came the response.
    "When do we want them?"
    "NOW!" roared the crowd.
    Combining the high spirits of a pep rally with the solemnity of a memorial service, some 2,500 people massedSunday morning in front of the Federal Building...

  • Opposing Gun Violence

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Mother's Day, May 14, they'll be rallying in Washington, Los Angeles and 38 other cities across the nation to demand concrete action against the gun violence that scars the face of America like a festering wound.

    In the ranks of the Million Mom March will be mothers, "honorary"...

  • The Diminished Assault on Truth and Memory

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the wake of the Littleton shooting tragedy, a nation of finger-pointers has rounded up the usual suspects: media violence, guns, video games, the Internet. But for Jonathan Kellerman, this laundry list -- inevitably brought out in the wake of such violence -- omits one major...
  • On Guard in the West Bank

    By David Margolis

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Is this me? Eight o'clock on a Tuesday evening, I'm strolling down the ordinary street of my town, carrying an M-16 rifle. Tonight, it's my turn again to do shmirah, guard duty, a chore required about once a month of every male resident here at Beit Yattir, the West Bank village...
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