Intermountain Jewish News

May 05th



A bizarre yet deadly serious — and perennial — anti-Israel campaign is underway: Iran’s “Holocaust Cartoon Contest.” It fortifies the well-worn trope in the Arab world and among anti-Israel activists that the Israel is the new Nazism.

The contest was started as a response to the Danish cartoon controversy of 2008. The organizers said the West was “hypocritical” in its support of free speech, allowing cartoons denigrating Mohammed, but not accepting anti-Semitic cartoons.


Terrorists target humanity in Pakistan

You don’t have to be Jewish to be a target of radical Islamic hatred. You don’t have to live in a Western country. You don’t have to be white. You don’t have to be an adult. You do not need to be armed, do not need to pose a threat.

Vince Boryla, 1930-2016

Mr. Denver Basketball. That was Vince Boryla, who died last Sunday . . . in Denver. In an age when the loyalty of sports figures has virtually vanished, Vince Boryla was different. Not only as a basketball player, coach, president and general manager; and not only as a businessman. He was different because in an age of high tension — whether from terrorism or pressure to rise high professionally — Vince Boryla preserved an older virtue: the virtue of enjoying life, of enjoying people, of ha...

The fools at Apple

A terrorist kills innocents in San Bernadino, California. Terrorism is a worldwide problem. Apple can help. The FBI has a terrorist’s phone it can’t access. Apple can make it happen. Apple says no. It has to protect its brand, based in part on its guarantee of absolute privacy, at all costs. Problem is, Apple calculated the costs in an extremely short-sighted way. It said: Our customers must always be certain that, no matter what, we shall protect their privacy. Therefore, we shall not help...

Trump’s ‘deal’ a mirage

It’s not the neutrality. It’s the “we.” It’s more than changing his mind on a policy. The Donald is clueless. He said this on the Israel-Palestinian conflict: “I’m a negotiator. I would like to at least have the other side think I’m somewhat neutral as to them so that we can maybe get a deal done.”
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