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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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Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

mbrodsky The Florida trainer has earned the trust of NBAers like Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, as well as those reaching for the stars. ... [Link]

In Knesset, former protest leader Stav Shaffir follows the money

Ben Sales The youngest female legislator in Israeli history says budget transparency is the key to solving nearly every social problem — including Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

Heirs to German Jews sue Swiss bank UBS to recover inheritance

Marcy Oster The relatives of German Jews whose art collection was seized by the Nazis have sued UBS, claiming the Swiss bank cheated them out of their inheritance. ... [Link]

From the Archive: Kesher Israel’s murdered rabbi

Julie Wiener Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest last week wasn’t the first time Washington’s Kesher Israel was ensnared in a sordid crime case. ... [Link]

Ex-Nazis were paid millions in Social Security, probe finds

Raffi Wineburg Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an investigation by The Associated Press fou... [Link]

29 projects debut on expanded Slingshot guide highlighting innovation

Julie Wiener An alternative Hebrew school program in Manhattan, a digital repository for Jewish texts and a Tulsa synagogue-based bakery that employs mentally ill adults i are among the 29 Jewish groups listed for... [Link]

Elsewhere: Handwritten deliverance, emigration anxiety, a bittersweet rebirth

Raffi Wineburg JTA rounds up noteworthy news items from the Web. ... [Link]

Amended charges have suspected JCC shooter facing possible death sentence

Marcy Oster The alleged gunman in a shooting spree at two Jewish agencies in Kansas City is facing a potential death sentence after prosecutors amended charges against him. ... [Link]

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