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UN foments the next conflict

Even in memory, in my mind, the tension is still palpable. Last summer I had planned a trip to Vail. As it turned out, the dates coincided with the rising tensions in Israel, with rockets raining down on Southern Israel, seemingly increasing by the hour. By the time I was driving up, the painful question on all of our minds was: Will Israel be forced to undertake a ground invasion? Would Hamas accept the ceasefire proposal on the table, or would Israel need to take action to defend herself?

This is every Israeli and Israel sympathizer’s worst nightmare. Will the IDF soldiers be put in harm’s way?

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Conservative Lens

America, not Dylann Roof, should be forgiven

In an expression of extraordinary magnanimity, relatives of the black church members murdered in Charleston, SC, arose one after the other to tell Dylann Roof, the murderer of their loved ones, that they forgive him. That I do not agree with what they did in no way diminishes my ability to be moved by their gesture. But I do not agree with it.
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View From Denver

There was no ‘Woman in Gold’

68 years later . . . 36 years later . . . ISN’T IT amazing how something we all learned back when we were five years old can dress itself up in every manner of violation? I refer to the simple ethical dictum: Don’t steal. And if you did, return it. Simple, no? Not, it seems, for the country of Austria, whose citizens stole thousands of pieces of art from its Jewish citizens, then had the gall to regard them as “national treasures.”...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:00 )

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Conservative Lens

‘Does it do good?’ vs. ‘Does it feel good?’

A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, “Does it do good?” The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against any minimum wage. “There’s a virtual consensus among economists,” wrote the Times, “that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. Raising the minimum wage by a substantial amount would price working poor people out of the job ...
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Liberal Lens

Can Jeb Bush be his ‘own man’?

Jeb Bush’s last name comes with advantages that are difficult to overstate. In a presidential race, he gets, among other things, instant name recognition and a built-in fundraising apparatus from his father and brother. Those assets alone explain why a man who hasn’t won an election in more than a decade is nonetheless considered a serious contender for his party’s presidential nomination.  

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:19 )

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Woody Allen: I was a ‘paternal’ figure to Soon-Yi Previn

Gabe Friedman The 79-year-old director opened up about his private life to a surprising extent in an NPR interview. ... [Link]

With polls of U.S. Jews on Iran at odds, whom to believe?

Uriel Heilman A close look at how the questions were asked and how the polls were conducted yields some hints. ... [Link]

Israel’s education chief to increase funding ‘dramatically’ for LGBT group

Julie Wiener Naftali Bennett, whose Jewish Home party represents a pro-settler constituency, announced the added money hours after an attack at the Jerusalem gay pride parade that wounded six marchers. ... [Link]

Colorado school district settles church-state case with Jewish teacher

Julie Wiener The settlement stipulates that the district stop allowing the numerous religious activities cited in the lawsuit, notably by one particular church. ... [Link]

Why Trevor Noah will make the ‘Daily Show’ 75% less Jewish

Gabe Friedman The new “Daily Show” host is planning some significant changes to Jon Stewart’s Jew-y comedy program. ... [Link]

Knesset passes law allowing force-feeding of prisoners

Julie Wiener The law, approved by a 46-40 vote, comes in response to several hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners in recent years. ... [Link]

Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

Andrew Tobin Like David Foster Wallace, who he plays in his new movie, Segel said he long felt unsure of his place in the world. ... [Link]

Israeli diplomat: Don’t count on U.S. Jews to unify against Iran deal

Ron Kampeas Jews are “not standing in a united front,” the Philadelphia consul said. ... [Link]

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