Intermountain Jewish News

May 26th


Letter to national United Methodist Church

With your divestment from five Israeli banks, you are either ignorant or bumbling or evil.

Whichever, you are complicit in evil.

You are an accessory to cold-blooded murder.

You aid and abet a Palestinian society that teaches hate and bloodshed — that names streets for terrorists, that glorifies the murder of Israelis on children’s TV shows, that calls the murderers of innocents, if killed in the midst of their terrorism, “martyrs.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:40 )


Martin Luther King Jr.

Thirty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a federal holiday. At that time, most people living remembered the man and the powerful impact he had on the advance of civil rights in the United States. Thirty years later, most living Americans have no direct recollection of Rev. King. He is remembered in the history books, and the holiday has become less about the man himself and more about his legacy.

Ostrich redux

A man in Philadelphia, Edward Archer, shot into a police car at point blank range. His goal was to kill. He almost did. Miraculously, the policeman, Jesse Hartnett, survived 13 shots. Why did Edward Archer do this? He told Philadelphia police — Captain James Clark — that he followed Allah, that he pledged allegiance to ISIS. “That is the reason I did what I did.” He also said that his attempted murder of an innocent man was in the name of Islam and that he believes that “the police def...

Transparency 101

In case anyone doubted that a simple exercise in good governance could be politicized in the extreme by partisans on both sides, look no further than a recent bill introduced in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. The bill would require non-profits to disclose whether and to what extent they are funded by foreign, that is, non-Israeli, governments. By the reaction, you would think that democracy in Israel had just been destroyed.

Hickenlooper hems, haws

Has Gov. John Hickenlooper ever taken a real stand on a single significant controversial issue? When asked on Tuesday whether he will call for a change to Colorado’s laws on the death penalty, the governor, in what is becoming his trademark, managed to make himself sound progressive while doing absolutely nothing. “No,” he answered when asked if he would press the issue in this year’s legislative session, as reported by 9News. “But we’re getting there.”
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