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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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The IJN staff prays, 5775

The IJN staff prays, 5775Andrea Jacobs: I’ve composed a prayer of sorts on this page for 22 years. Every year it seems to get harder. I must dig deep, without ever anticipating the end. It’s an act of faith performed in the silence of my heart. For weeks a chasidic teaching attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa has whispered to me: “Everyone must have two pockets, with a note in each pocket so that he or she can reach into one or the other depending on the need. When feeling lowly and depressed, discour...

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 September 2014 09:31 )

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Carolyn Starman Hessel, Jewish world’s book maven, turns the page

Julie Wiener She’s been called “the Jewish Oprah” for her ability to help authors find audiences and has enjoyed enormous clout among publishers. Now after 20 years on the job, she’s retiri... [Link]

Jacques Wagner named Brazilian minister of defense

Cnaan Liphshiz A former activist with the Zionist Habonim Dror movement, Wagner had previously served as minister of labor under former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ... [Link]

Los Angeles philanthropist Guilford Glazer dies

Ben Harris Glazer was known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and for his friendships with Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion, G... [Link]

BBC TV’s director fears for the future of Jews in the UK

Gabe Friedman “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months,” Danny Cohen told an Israeli television anchor at a conference in Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Kosher restaurant to open in Tokyo

Cnaan Liphshiz New eatery joins kosher falafel stand and several non-kosher Israeli diners in catering to Israeli and Jewish tourists. ... [Link]

French police arrest fourth suspect in Creteil rape and robbery

Cnaan Liphshiz A suspect caught near Lyon is believed to have participated in the burglary along with two others. ... [Link]

Child victim of West Bank firebomb attack doing better

Cnaan Liphshiz Ayala Shjapira, 11, is still in critical condition and suffering from deep burns in her face and scalp. ... [Link]

French Jewish students slammed for alleged Bennett snub

Cnaan Liphshiz Left-leaning group denies refusing to meet right-wing Israeli minister during Paris visit. ... [Link]

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