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  • Netanyahu’s full speech at the United Nations General Assembly

    3 weeks ago

    [Transcription]

    Thank you, Mr. President, 
    Distinguished delegates, 

    I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel. I've come here to speak about the dangers we face and about the opportunities we see. I've come here to expose the brazen...

  • Passover 5774/2014 – What Dementia Can Teach Us About Love, Loss and Liberation

    By Salvador Litvak

    April 14, 2014 | 10:08 am

    And I shall inscribe on the tablets the words that were upon the first tablets which you broke, and you shall place them into the ark. (Deut. 10:2)

    Rav Yosef [said], “This teaches that both the second tablets and the broken pieces of the first were placed in the [holy] ark....

  • The easy way to write your speech for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    December 18, 2013 | 4:37 pm

    Most people are happier being reaudited by a fiber-deficient IRS agent than speaking in public. They’re even more fartutst about writing their own speeches. 

    Sometimes, we have to do both. 

    It’s easy for me. I’ve been a speechwriter all my life. But you can do it, too,...

  • Chanukah at the White House

    By Rob Eshman

    December 6, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    My new favorite way to celebrate Chanukah is lighting candles with Barack Obama.

    The White House Chanukah Party was held Dec 5, a day after Chanukah.  It was my first time attending the annual event, which President George W. Bush began in 2001.  I don’t expect it’s one of those...

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  • Writing your perfect wedding speech

    October 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

    You’re getting married! He finally popped the question: “Will you sign the prenup here and here?”  

    Oh, and he asked The Big One, too. Since you said yes, Vera Wang has been gowning, Jimmy Choo, shoeing. Mothers have been kvelling. Daddies have been liquidating portfolios — and...

  • Netanyahu’s speech- how did we take it?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 2, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    A moment of honesty: Netanyahu’s speech yesterday confused me.  As I watched it, I truly had no idea how I felt about it. On one hand, I knew Netanyahu is a gifted rhetorician, and that his speeches, giving his previous experience as the Israeli ambassador to the UN. Are usually...

  • Obama full speech from the U.N.

    September 24, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations this morning and had plenty to say about Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Video of the speech is at the bottom of this article. The full transcript of his speech is below:

    Mr. President, Mr....

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 15, 2013 | 5:33 am

    One place, endless possibilities

    Have you checked the new Israel Tourism Ministry's mini-website? Under the slogan "One place, endless possibilities," the Tourism Ministry is marketing Israel as an international conference hub. The new mini-website describes Israel as a unique...

  • Malala Yousafzai: ‘Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons’

    July 12, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    This is a transcription of the speech that Malala Yousafzai gave to the United Nations on 12 July 2013, the date of her 16th birthday and "Malala Day" at the UN.

    In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful.

    Honorable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected...

  • Obama in Boston vows U.S. will find perpetrators of bombings

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "You will run again," President Barack Obama told an interfaith service on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in a stirring speech aimed at bringing solace to the city and settling the nerves of a rattled nation.

    At a Boston cathedral about a mile from the...

  • Leader of the free word

    By David Suissa

    March 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation...

  • Excitement, hope and the rhetorical art- experiences from Obama’s speech

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 21, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    My good friend, Alex Zusmanovich, was one of the lucky 600 students who won the raffle to hear Obama's speech, first hand. Here are his impressions:


    Excitement. Excitement was what I felt when I got the email telling me that I was one of the 150 lucky students that won the...

  • President Obama: ‘People deserve to be free in a land of their own’ [FULL SPEECH]

    March 21, 2013 | 11:20 am

    Prepared text of Barack Obama's speech at the Jerusalem Convention Centre on 21 March, 2013

    Shalom. It is an honor to be here with you in Jerusalem, and I am so grateful for the welcome that I have received from the people of Israel. I bring with me the support of the American...

  • Obama’s visit to Israel: a new kind of hope

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Earlier today, President Barak Obama landed in Israel, for the first time since he first got elected in 2008, and for the third time in general. He is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

  • Promises, promises

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 2, 2012 | 10:10 am

    After a week of UN speeches, I had the urge to tell you about politicians from my point of view. For several days now my mind has been occupied with a rumble of thoughts and feelings, and I figured the only way I can make sense of it all is to write it down. So who are politicians?...

  • Netanyahu, the bomb and the Memes

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 28, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Netanyahu's speech last night really blew our minds. Every single Israeli, even the ones who have no respect for him as Prime Minister, agreed that this speech was on the verge of breathtaking. But turns out, once again, the joke's on us.

     

    After wowing the audience with facts...

  • Palestinians insulted by Mitt Romney’s comments

    September 19, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Just eight weeks before the American presidential elections, Palestinians are furious over comments by Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The private remarks were made in May to wealthy donors but released only now.

    Palestinians are “committed to the destruction and elimination of...

  • Obama pledges commitment to Israel, unity against Iran

    September 7, 2012 | 9:47 am

    President Obama said the U.S. commitment to Israel's security "must not waver" and that the world must unite against Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    "Our commitment to Israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace" Obama said to cheers Thursday night,...

  • The speech President Obama must give on Syria

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 11, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    I believe that the first African-American president has a special responsibility to promote human freedom and the infinite worth of the human person. I believe the same obligation will be incumbent upon the first Jewish President, whomever he or she will be. Two communities that have...

  • Words from the heart

    June 27, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    The nerve-wracking morning of a bar or bat mitzvah will eventually be all that’s left standing between a student and his or her catered night of extravagant partying. The b’nai mitzvah coach already has helped detangle the Hebrew and trope, but the pressure of reading the Torah...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker in Ottawa speech calls for West Bank boycott

    April 17, 2012 | 10:15 am

    An Arab-Israeli member of Israel’s Knesset appears to have contravened an Israeli law by calling on Canadians to boycott Israel.

    Ahmad Tibi, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, called for a boycott of companies and products linked to Israeli towns in the West Bank and other disputed...

  • Audiences should 'RSVP' to bullies

    March 26, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Over the past 10 years, we have repeatedly witnessed efforts to shut down guest speakers who present an Israeli perspective on college campuses and in communities.

    There are times when sponsors publicize their upcoming Israel-related program, that anti-Israel groups mobilize to...

  • Israeli President Shimon Peres’ speech at Dreamworks

    By JewishJournal

    March 9, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    The Israeli President Mr. Shimon Peres, met with Dreamworks’ leaders and gave a speech in front of several hundred staff members of the company

    Video by Abbanibi.com

  • AIPAC 2012: Partisan fireworks, a hero’s welcome, Gingrich goes panel-less

    March 6, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee likes to promote an image of bipartisan bonhomie at its annual policy conference. But that’s not always easy, especially in a presidential election year and with partisan passions running high over Middle East policy.

    The first session...

  • Analysis of Obama’s rhetorical style

    By Orit Arfa

    March 5, 2012 | 8:51 pm

    While many analysts focus on the veracity of President Obama’s claims of his pro-Israel record, I’d like to focus on his rhetorical style. A careful analysis of Obama’s speech at AIPAC will show that he is extremely ambiguous—perhaps purposefully so—enabling him to appease...

  • Obama: ‘All options’ - including diplomacy - still on with Iran

    January 24, 2012 | 11:32 pm

    All options are on the table for Iran, but a diplomatic solution to the impasse over its nuclear weapons program is still a possibility, President Obama said in his State of the Union speech.

    Obama said Iran was more isolated than ever because of the intensified sanctions he has...

  • Embattled Assad to make speech on ‘internal issue’

    January 9, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    Syria’s President Bashar Assad, locked in a violent struggle against a wave of unrest, is to make a speech on Tuesday on “the internal issue and international and regional developments,” state media said.

    The SANA news agency gave no further details. Assad, whose forces are accused...

  • Obama to Reform Jews: Don’t let anyone challenge my Israel bona fides

    December 16, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    President Obama told a gathering of Reform Jewry not to let anyone challenge his record of support for Israel, which he said was “unprecedented.”

    “No U.S. administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours—none,” he said in an address Friday afternoon to more...

  • Barney Frank leaves as he served: With a sharp wit

    November 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Barney Frank’s talk of retirement was anything but retiring.

    The veteran Jewish congressman’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek re-election was replete with the same caliber of verbal bombs—lobbed and received—that characterized much of his career.

    Frank, a...

  • Obama’s U.N. speech

    September 21, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Was it a speech to help launch his campaign for re-election, or an address to bury hopes for immediate Palestinian statehood recognition?

    Both assessments marked the immediate reaction to President Obama’s speech Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly, and there was...

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