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  • Bloomberg confirms he is considering 2016 presidential run

    1 hour ago

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed he is considering entering the 2016 presidential race.

    Bloomberg, a billionaire media magnate who served three terms in New York, for the first time said he was seriously thinking about throwing his hat in the ring, he told the...

  • I don’t know how we got here… but I’d sure like to move on!

    By Craig T.

    1 week ago

    I don’t know how we got here… but I’d sure like to move on!

    Multiple Choice – Please Choose ONE! Achinoam Nini, better known as Noa:

    ____ Represents the Palestinian people, and is not a true Israeli.

    ____ Is a supporter of right wing Israeli settlement politics.

    ____...

  • It is Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays

    By Diana Emuna

    December 25, 2015 | 6:38 am

    This week one of my supervisors brought each of us a box of chocolate.  He came to me last.  He was afraid I might be offended at the offer of a Christmas gift.   He was so worried he consulted a co-worker who assured him, no offense would be taken.  When I thanked him and wished...

  • Four comments on the presidential candidates and the president

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 16, 2015 | 4:21 am

    1.

    Israel was mentioned four times in the GOP debate last night. That is very little compared to GOP debates in previous of elections. Maybe a reflection of a consensus within the party (so there's nothing to debate), maybe a reflection of the confusing times (talking about...

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  • Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-Obama GOP Surge.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2015 | 9:44 am

    For the first time, some Americans are feeling the panic many of us experienced when the left was electing and re-electing Obama.  We knew this would lead to freeing up money to Iran, the largest sponsor of terror in the world, as well as undermine Israel’s security.  To many of...

  • Could Donald Trump happen in Israel?

    December 8, 2015 | 8:12 am

    Months ahead of Israel’s elections, a rich celebrity who’s never held elected office announces he will run for prime minister. He attacks the current leadership as weak and ineffective. He vows to wield a stronger hand against terror, to shut out Israel’s enemies and to realize the...

  • The enemy of my enemy is my candidate

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 26, 2015 | 11:08 am

    “End this notion that the enemy is the other party. End this notion that it is naïve to think we can speak well of the other party. What is naïve is to think it is remotely possible to govern this country unless we can.”

    The speaker was Joe Biden. Along with other Jimmy Carter...

  • Meet the Islamic Movement, Netanyahu’s newest public enemy

    October 19, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    In assigning blame for the recent wave of violence in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to the usual suspects – Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

    But he has also accused a lesser-known group that operates within Israel’s borders: the Islamic Movement, a...

  • Make it happen: Stop the gun violence

    By Rob Eshman

    October 8, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Jeb Bush, meet Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

    In the immediate aftermath of the Umpqua Community College mass shooting that left 10 people dead, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said something pretty dumb.

    “We’re in a difficult time in our country, and I don’t think more government...

  • Cock-and-bull candidates

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 28, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    Did you make it through Sunday’s lunar eclipse OK?

    When the moon turned blood red, I bet you didn’t shake spears at it, or beat your dogs to make them bark, as the Incas did to scare away the jaguar that had swallowed the moon. I also bet you didn’t shoot off cannons, or bang...

  • AJC shows U.S. Jews split on Iran deal, back Clinton more than other candidates

    September 11, 2015 | 10:21 am

    An American Jewish Committee poll found U.S. Jews virtually split on the Iran nuclear deal and showed Hillary Rodham Clinton well ahead of the pack among preferred presidential candidates.

    The annual AJC poll published Friday showed 50.6 percent of respondents approved of the...

  • What monkeys can teach us about politics

    September 2, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    Whenever I find myself in a contentious academic meeting or I see clips of Congress trying to pass (or kill) a bill, I am reminded of capuchin monkeys.

    Don’t get me wrong –I respect my colleagues, and don’t consider politicians to be sub-human. It’s just that the monkeys I have...

  • Let California pick the next president

    August 13, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    *This week's Connecting California column by Joe Mathews incorrectly identified Salinas as the Central Coast's most populous municipality. Oxnard, with a population of 203,000, is the most populous city in the six Central Coast counties.

    At the risk of sounding like Donald Trump,...

  • Kerry says Hiroshima anniversary shows importance of Iran deal

    August 10, 2015 | 9:55 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima underscored the importance of a deal reached on Iran's nuclear program last month.

    Ceremonies were held in Hiroshima on Thursday to mark the...

  • Stop! Don’t Shoot!

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 9, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    Another day, another senseless shooting.

    We bring you this summer's blockbuster season of random shootings in our nation's movie theaters! See guns discharged by madmen in quiet suburbs of Tennessee and Louisiana! (The message may be a rerun, but it's no less frightening.)...

  • Liberals Need to Stop Feeling Shame When Supporting Israel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    July 24, 2015 | 12:33 pm

    All my life, I have been liberal and I have been Jewish.  These identities are badges I have worn proudly and which have long bolstered one another.  Except on one subject: Israel.  So for a long time, I just stayed away from the landmine that discussing Israel can be.  I wore...

  • Only a Cockeyed Cynic

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 10, 2015 | 1:05 pm

    I can point to the moment it happened. The very moment this lifelong optimist became a cynic — albeit (one still hopes) only a "cockeyed" one.

    It happened while listening to BBC news on the radio a few minutes past 8:00 am on November 18. Their headline story focused on our...

  • Confessions of a Jewish Atheist

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 6, 2015 | 11:45 am

    We were seated at a round table at our local Jewish Community Center, awaiting our tax-dollar-funded senior meal, when the man at my left began a conversation (or, shall I say, confrontation). "You know, the first monotheist wasn't Jewish," he bellowed. "He was an Egyptian king who...

  • The quantum theory of presidential politics

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 6, 2015 | 11:12 am

    Future events decide what happens in the past.

    That’s not science fiction. It’s science. Quantum physics, to be precise.

    “Quantum physics is a weird world,” begins a Digital Journal article reporting on a recent experiment by Australian scientists confirming the weirdness of...

  • Turkey confirms ‘secret’ talks with Israel

    June 24, 2015 | 2:06 pm

    Turkey confirmed it is negotiating with Israel on a deal to improve relations between the two countries, which have been tense since 2010, when Israel raided the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish boat seeking to break the Gaza blockade.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told...

  • Saving the World—one painting (or sculpture) at a time

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 14, 2015 | 5:43 am

    Once I would have been called an "art groupie." From creating art as a kid to following in the footsteps of my favorite masters--both in technique and training--I allowed art to rule my life. At least for a time, before the hard knocks of reality took hold.

    But I never totally...

  • British filmmakers call on theater chain to cancel Israeli film fest

    June 9, 2015 | 11:36 am

     A group of British filmmakers and actors called on a British movie theater chain to cancel an Israeli film festival.

    The 39 members of the film industry, including British directors Aki Kaurismäki, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, made their call to the theaters to refuse to host the...

  • In Tel Aviv, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales likes Israel but stays neutral

    May 18, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    In 2003, two years after the website was founded, the editors of Wikipedia faced a dilemma: How should they refer to the part-fence, part-wall Israel was building along the West Bank border?

    The article’s first iteration — published amid the bloody second intifada, or Palestinian...

  • The Washington Dread and Denial Association

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 27, 2015 | 10:41 am

    “Don’t do it!”

    Stories, whether torn from history or made from whole cloth, can make us want to shout that. Don’t open that door at the top of the stairs. Don’t get on that boat. Don’t believe that president, general, journalist, preacher, cop. 

    This packs a punch in a short...

  • Obama: Differences with Israel’s Netanyahu not personal

    March 25, 2015 | 10:52 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not personal but are based on fundamental policy differences over Middle East peace.

    Obama said it was hard to envision a path...

  • Cartoon: Republican Slogans

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 18, 2015 | 2:36 pm

  • The Rational Emotions exchange, part 1: Waffling on the fight against terrorism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2015 | 4:02 am

     Eyal Winter, is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor of Economics The University of Leicester. His research interests include microeconomics, finance, game theory and behavioral economics.

    This exchange focuses on Winter's...

  • Admitting Our Faults Out Loud

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 23, 2015 | 11:12 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am thinking about life, as usual. The difference is I am not obsessed with my life, rather, I am thinking about the lives of others and the world. I was reading David Brooks in the New York Times this week and he was talking about how we either find...

  • What “Charlie” knows

    By Diana Emuna

    January 11, 2015 | 6:43 am

    Stephane Charbonnier of Charlie Hebdot was unafraid. Charlie Hebdot published cartoons that made fun of Christians, Jews and Muslims.  Charbonnier said  he would rather “die on his feet than live on his knees.”  He and his colleagues knew the risks.  They were threatened and their...

  • Terrorism isn’t madness

    December 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    Each time a terrorist act occurs in the world, the specter of madness looms on the horizon.

    On Oct. 22, 2014, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally wounded a soldier on Parliament Hill in Ottawa before being shot by the police. A Muslim convert and a drug addict, he didn’t have any...

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