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  • A letter to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 25, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Dear members of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council,

    Let me start by saying how important it is, to me, that there is someone out there who’s job is to protect the most valuable thing in the world: human rights. You are here to make the world a safe place for those who can’t...

  • Zionism: The great Jewish ethical project

    February 16, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    I recall the time when, living in Israel, I stood with more than 100,000 Israelis as a link in a human chain. Our purpose that day in the desert was to spread a message of hope, peace, and solidarity. For me and my Jewish identity, this event was particularly formative. For too long,...

  • Jewish Republicans watch nervously as favorites savage one another

    January 10, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    As the Republican primary fight moves from New Hampshire to South Carolina, Newt Gingrich is stepping up his attacks on Mitt Romney and some prominent Jewish Republicans—who have a rich, mutually admiring history with both men—are wondering what happens next.

    Gingrich and a...

  • Harvey Sicherman, foreign policy expert, dies

    January 10, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Harvey Sicherman, who headed the Foreign Policy Research Institute, has died.

    Sicherman died Dec. 25 at the age of 65.

    He was president of the research institute in Philadelphia from 1993 until his death after serving as associate director for research, a research associate and...

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  • In Reversal, U.S. to Join U.N. Rights Council

    March 31, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    The United States will seek to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing its policy of shunning the council and prompting concern among some Jewish groups.

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced it would participate in May elections for a seat on the 47-member council,...

  • Danger Lurking in U.S.-Israel Linkage

    By James D. Besser

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel and the United States have more in common than ever as both nations fight the terror scourge. That's good news, but Jewish leaders would be wise not to get smug about it.

    True, this growing commonality may lead to a new understanding in Washington of the difficult decisions...

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