Category Archives: Politics

Obama – what a disappointment!!

This cartoon says it all:

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Being Gay in the Orthodox World – a response worth reading

Recently, a panel discussion was held at Wurzweiler called “Being Gay in the Orthodox World”, in which several students discussed their experiences as growing up and coming out as gay in the Orthodox Jewish community. It generated much discussion, including … Continue reading

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Kvish 443 – a must see!

Pretty sophisticated political commentary. And Sue  thought there is no left in Israel any more… http://www.open443.co.il/

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How dishonest Republicans are trying to block efforts to any kind of health care bill

I highly recommend this NY Times op-ed piece, by a principled, middle-of-the-road Democratic Congressman. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/opinion/15blumenauer.html

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In Flanders Fields – for Rememberance Day

(Hat tip – http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm) In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, … Continue reading

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New Book Review – “Start-up Nation”

An interesting review (in The Atlantic) of a book about Israel’s success as an R&D and innovation center. Not a ‘pro-Israel agenda’ book at all, but one with profound implications for the developing world. Sounds like a book well worth … Continue reading

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A Pragmatic Basis for Middle East Peace?

Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic has a piece about the converging interests of Israel and the Sunni Arab states. The very idea of an Sunni/Jewish axis seems preposterous, of course, but stranger things have happened. The real takeaway from this … Continue reading

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Obama writes a note…

Classy guy, with a sense of humor to boot!

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Obama in Cairo

What a breath of fresh air!!!! Well worth a read. Here’s the full text, courtesy of Der Spiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,628538,00.html): I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over … Continue reading

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