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  • Oscars win awards for sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and racism

    February 25, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Was anybody else offended by the not-very-subtle onslaught of sexist, racist, homophobic and anti-semitic "jokes" at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night?

    It seems as though the Oscar writers think that Hollywood is so liberal that it can get away with making offensive comments...

  • ‘Zero Dark’ writer faces the controversy

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 19, 2013 | 11:32 am

    The time: 2003. The place: Black Site — Undisclosed Location. A battered man strung up by his wrists is being questioned by an interrogator. When he refuses to answer, he is forced to the ground and held down by three men wearing ski masks. A black towel is wrapped around his face,...

  • Film editor William Goldenberg faces off at the Oscars with…himself

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 7, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    At this year’s Oscars ceremony film editor William Goldenberg will have the rare and coveted distinction of competing against himself. 

    Goldenberg is nominated not only for editing Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the story of how a CIA operative (played by Affleck) sneaked six American...

  • Obama, Romney clash over foreign policy in last debate

    October 22, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over U.S. military strength and how to deal with crises in the Middle East in a third and final debate on Monday as polls showed them in deadlock two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

    With one last chance for...

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  • Who’s winning the foreign policy debate?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 17, 2012 | 11:42 am

    It is often assumed that foreign policy is a field in which deeds matter more than words. But looking at the two presidential candidates in the 2012 election cycle, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, one might end up with the opposite impression: It is words, not...

  • August 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2012 | 1:21 am

    In-depth

    An Autumn Abyss?

    As the Middle East marches closer to war, all sides must consider the long-term fallout from their actions, writes Joschka Fischer for Project Syndicate.

     

    Everywhere there is talk of a “military option,” which means air strikes. But, while...

  • State terrorism report praises Israel, counts settler attacks as terror

    August 1, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on terrorism said Hamas and Hezbollah continued to destabilize the Middle East, described Israel as a “resolute” partner in counterterrorism and listed as “terrorist incidents” extremist settler attacks on Palestinians.

    “Both Hamas and...

  • May 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 11, 2012 | 1:24 am

    The King is Dead; Long Live the King

    Shimon Stein of the Institute for National Security Studies examines how the election ‎of a socialist president will impact on France’s relations with Israel. ‎

    An examination of the president-elect’s statements and platform show that any...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • Opinion: Taking security seriously is a community concern

    August 10, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    We live in an unpredictable world. As Americans, we do our best to cope with threats of terrorism on a daily basis, and we put our faith into the intelligence community, trusting that those who are tasked with keeping us safe are vigilant in their quest.

    We need only look at recent...

  • Can We Celebrate the Death of Evil People?

    By Dennis Prager

    May 24, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    We live in a time very different from any in the past.

    As a rule, little changes in basic human responses. For example, it is probably fair to say that throughout human history, just about all decent people have celebrated the death of those human beings understood to be truly...

  • AIPAC, Lag B’Omer and discrimination in Israel

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 20, 2011 | 11:31 am

    This coming weekend, there will be two major events in the Jewish world, each representing a unique perspective on Israel and Judaism.

    In Washington, D.C., thousands of American Jews will gather for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. This year’s conference comes at an...

  • Terror plot against synagogues underscores ‘lone wolf’ threat

    May 17, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    A foiled plot to attack New York synagogues offered a distressing reminder to the Jewish community that Osama bin Laden’s death does not mean an end to the threat of terrorism—especially from so-called “lone wolves.”

    New York police arrested Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26,...

  • Death of an Ideology

    May 17, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    The death of Osama bin Laden marks the end of a dark era for the Muslim world, and it will, hopefully, usher in a new era for Muslims in America and abroad, an era that can emphasize democratic leadership, not totalitarian ideology; an era of constructive engagement, not destructive...

  • Bin Laden’s Burial and Other Religious Frauds

    May 16, 2011 | 11:07 am

    The bizarre burial of Osama bin Laden at sea – an action necessitated by our government’s need to accommodate Islamic law requiring that a Muslim be buried within 24 hours of death – raises urgent questions about the definition of faith in America. Can a mass murderer be said...

  • Twin bombing attacks kill 80 outside Pakistan paramilitary training center

    May 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility on Friday for a suicide bomb attack on paramilitary academy in a northwestern town that killed at least 80 people.

    “It’s the first revenge for the martyrdom of ... bin Laden. There will be more,” Taliban spokesman...

  • Entebbe and bin Laden raids underscore U.S.-Israel alliance

    May 12, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Nearly 35 years ago, on July 4, 1976, the streets of America were aglow. The nation was celebrating the bicentennial—the 200th anniversary of its independence. In Israel, too, the streets were radiant. Israel Defense Forces commandos had rescued some 100 hostages held captive by...

  • Report: Bin Laden’s journal urged al-Qaida to hit Los Angeles, not just New York [VIDEO]

    May 12, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Files taken from Osama bin Laden’s compound reveal intent to plan another 9/11-scale attack on cities like Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports.

    He was well aware of U.S. counterterrorist defenses and schooled his followers how to work around them, the messages to his followers...

  • Letters to the Editor: Why Israel matters, Rudolph Kastner, Rabbi Jacobs, Osama bin Laden

    May 10, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    Jacobs’ Appointment Garners Rabbis’ Support

    We are past presidents and leaders of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinical organization in the world. We are ardent Zionists, deeply committed to a Jewish democratic State of Israel in secure and...

  • UPDATE: Chasidic paper removes Hillary Clinton from photo, apologizes

    May 10, 2011 | 11:19 am

    UPDATE: Yiddish-language paper Der Zeitung has released statement apologizing for the altered White House photo in which Hillary Clinton was removed, CBS News reports.

    Der Zeitung has now released a statement saying that “[w]e should not have published the altered picture, and we...

  • Bin Laden killing gives Obama political edge

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 10, 2011 | 10:30 am

    As Americans anxiously waited to hear what their young president had to say, the words “national security” hung in the air. Then, when the president spoke on television,he seemed older and more in command than he had seemed the day before. And, as a result, his presidency was...

  • Did U.S. use lessons from Israel’s Entebbe raid to prep for bin Laden killing?

    May 9, 2011 | 10:46 am

    In the mid-1990s, William McRaven, then a U.S. Navy SEAL, wrote a book about commando operations. Entitled “Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice” (Presidio Press), the book featured six case studies. One chapter was devoted to Entebbe, beginning...

  • Al-Qaida confirms death of Osama bin Laden

    May 6, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Al-Qaida has issued its first confirmation of Osama bin Laden’s death in an Internet statement posted on militant websites, dispelling doubts and conspiracy theories that the Islamist leader did not actually die.

    Friday’s statement by the terror network says “holy warrior” bin...

  • The Osama postmortem

    May 5, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Evaluating the responses to the US action against Osama bin Laden is an important element in understanding who the West’s true enemies really are.

    There have been four significant voices speaking out against the killing of bin Laden.

    The most obvious voice is that of the Taliban....

  • Jon Stewart on the bin Laden photo debate

    May 5, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

  • Senior Pakistan official: U.S. shot bin Laden in cold blood

    May 5, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in “cold blood,” fuelling a global controversy and straining a vital relationship Washington was trying to repair on Thursday.

    And Pakistan’s army, in its first comment since Monday’s raid, threatened to halt cooperation with its military sponsor if it repeated what it called a violation of sovereignty.

    But U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington was still anxious to maintain its alliance with Islamabad.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • How should Jews respond to bin Laden's death?

    May 5, 2011 | 10:39 am

    When the news of Osama bin Laden’s death at U.S. hands hit the airwaves Sunday, America breathed a collective sigh of relief. Spontaneous celebrations broke out in front of the White House, as crowds gathered to wave the Stars and Stripes and chant their delight.

    But how should...

  • Obama decides not to release photos of bin Laden’s body

    May 4, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. television networks said on Wednesday.

    “We discussed this internally, did DNA sampling. It was important for us the photos won’t become a propaganda tool,” Obama said, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

    “We don’t use this staff as a trophy that’s not who we are. Given the graphic nature of these pictures, it could be used for incitement members of my national security team agreed,” he said.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

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