Opinions

OP-ED: Closed door policy

By ALAN SMASON

In recent months, the old American Dream of hope and opportunity has been contorted into a new, darker American Dream, whereby are found those who are able “to stand on their own two feet” and those who can afford to live within its borders.

To be frank,...
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OP-ED: Israel should have ignored Trump’s pressure on Omar and Tlaib

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

 Unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, President Donald Trump doesn’t think more “daylight” between the United States and Israel is needed, and he has had Israel’s back on all the major issues regarding the peace process and threats like Iran.

But ironically, this is a...
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OP-ED: Two-state advocates must answer these 7 questions

By JAMES SINKINSON

(JNS.org) – It’s been an article of faith for most recent U.S. presidents, for Western European nations and for many American politicians today that peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through the so-called “two-state solution”—two states for two peoples, living side by side...
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OP-ED: False accusations of anti-Semitism hurt the Jews more than you realize

By RABBI HERSHEL D. LUTCH

BALTIMORE (JTA) — As Americans of conscience, many of us are deeply troubled by the hyperpartisan tone that seems to color almost every news story and cycle. The sensationalism that is so often present within our nation’s discourse undermines our collective ability to assimilate information...
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OP-ED: ‘The Forward’ opinion page defends ‘pay to slay’

By KAREN BEKKER

 Last December, The Forward gaslit Jews with the claim that “‘From the River to the Sea’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means,” an opinion piece by University of Arizona professor Maha Nassar.

In January, the publication gave space to Ariel Gold, an activist with the pro-Iran, pro-Maduro group...
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OP-ED: A time for action (or inaction)

With our most recent newsletter comes the delightful news of our recognition by the Press Club of New Orleans with a sweep of categories including Breaking News (for the second year in a row), Critical Review and Best Editorial. Because of the first-place win in Breaking News and the overall...
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OP-ED: Jews Must not be shields for Trump’s racism

By AARON KEYAK

President Trump did what seemed nearly impossible this week, sinking to a new low in demanding that four Democratic congresswomen “go back” to their countries of origin. The president’s racist attacks on sitting members of the House of Representatives were awful enough at first blush. And...
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OP-ED: Overshadowing the battle against anti-Semitism

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

 – The U.S. Department of Justice devoted a day to a summit this week about combating anti-Semitism. With other government agencies taking part, the event represented a significant commitment to deal with an issue of growing concern across the country.

Just as important, the program...
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OP-ED: The problem with opposing Israel’s ‘occupation’

  – The radical anti-Zionist IfNotNow group hit the jackpot last week with its initial investment in efforts to impact the 2020 presidential election.

IfNotNow’s attempts to infiltrate Jewish summer camps and alter the way they teach about Israel, as well as its campaign...
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OP-ED: Here we go again

By ALAN SMASON

Wednesday morning and early afternoon proved to be a most unsettling day as a more than seven-inch deluge of rain fell on the metropolitan area within a three-hour period. The widespread flooding that resulted tested the patience of workers intent on arriving on time to work and...
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