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General Motors’ chickens come home to roost

In 33 years, GM’s market share dropped from 40% to under 20%. Even 40% was a shadow of GM’s prior dominance. GM’s Nazi past is a point to consider.

General Motors was an ally of Hitler. General Motors has been profitable in eight of the last 33 years.

General Motors was an indispensable cog in the Third Reich’ rearmament. General Motors’ market share has dropped from 40% to under 20% in the last 33 years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:17 )

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Iran calls the kettle black

I. Multiple Choice Test. Here are the answers to choose from: [A] Khaled Maashal, leader of Hamas. [B] Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran. [C] President Barack Obama [D] Neville Chamberlain [E] George Orwell [F] Alfred E. Neuman Here is the question: Who said the following —

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:15 )

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TR, FDR and Eleanor

Documentary king Ken Burns has done it again. “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,”which just aired on PBS, strips away myths and exposes the facts surrounding this American dynasty. Actress Meryl Streep, who provides the voice of Eleanor Roosevelt, is astonishing, as is Paul Giamatti as Theodore. Impeccably delivered, “The Roosevelts” is a comprehensive look at a family in constant struggle with its inner demons and a chaotic world. It matters little whether you agree with  their pol...

The long term solution to Islamic terrorism is not another war

War against ISIS is vital. But after ISIS is defeated, another terror group will arise, unless Islam begins to address the long-term causes of Islamic terrorism. What is a religion of peace? Not one that says it stands for peace, but one that practices peace. Actions speak at least as loud as words. Was Christianity a religion of peace during the Inquisition, which lasted hundreds of years? It made no difference what Christianity said it was; it made a difference what it did. It murdered cou...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 September 2014 02:48 )

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The myth of Palestinian centrality is finally exploded

A subtle, unnoticed, yet crucial change has taken place since 2011, with the inception and collapse of the “Arab Spring.” Start, actually, with 2014 and the ISIS beheadings. No one, from the beheaders to the outraged citizens of the world, has linked ISIS to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. No one believes, or even considers, that if Israel and the Palestinians were at peace, ISIS and its dreams of a caliphate would not exist. A myth of some seven decades has finally bitten the dust....
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JTA News

Italian aliyah expected to double in ’14

Marcy Oster Several Italian Jewish leaders said economic distress figured strongly for the move, with Jews feeling that “they can lead a better life in Israel.” ... [Link]

From the Archive: Synagogues under fire

Raffi Wineburg Last week’s deadly attack in Jerusalem was not the first time terrorists targeted a synagogue. ... [Link]

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet vote

Marcy Oster The Cabinet’s closed-door discussion on the bill, which moves to the full Knesset, reportedly degenerated into a shouting match. ... [Link]

N.J. rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

Ben Sales In an incendiary and now-deleted blog post, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, N.J., called for Israel to collectively punish Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of ... [Link]

Jonathan Pollard’s first parole application rejected

Ron Kampeas The parole commission in its rejection called the Navy analyst’s spying for Israel “the greatest compromise of U.S. security to that date.” ... [Link]

National Archives makes postwar Shanghai visa records available

Ron Kampeas The records provide a potential trove of information about Holocaust refugees in the Chinese city. ... [Link]

Obama renews Iran sanctions on eve of deal deadline

Ron Kampeas The routine presidential determination declared that there are sufficient alternative sources of oil production to justify continuing sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector. ... [Link]

14 recognized as righteous for saving Jews in the Netherlands

Cnaan Liphshiz Among those honored were sisters who helped smuggle Jews to Spain and a couple who took in a 4-year-old child. ... [Link]

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