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March 15, 2018, 5:09 pm
Blame the military for Rohingya persecution, not the civilian leader
Burmese civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi may not be living up to expectations as a human rights advocate. But her influence is curtailed by the country's military generals.
March 9, 2018, 11:13 am
Vote for next prime minister could be Israel’s political bellwether
The left-wing party Meretz may be in a position to to test how willing Israelis are to vote for a party touting social equality and accommodation with the Palestinians.
March 1, 2018, 4:56 pm
Changing landscape offers challenges, opportunities in PGH Jewish community
The community study showed lower rates of affiliation and traditional involvement in the Pittsburgh Jewish community. We must experiment with new programs to reverse the trend.
February 22, 2018, 3:51 pm
When will America wake up?
No matter how deep and how gut-wrenching the hurt of these horrible mass murders, none of the wake-up calls seems to wake up our policy-changers.
February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
The Israeli government should think again before deporting Africans
No country looks good turning away refugees and asylum seekers. Israel needs to find a better way to explain why it’s doing what it’s doing.
February 8, 2018, 2:19 pm
In an impulse to prove their victimhood Poland is whitewashing Holocaust history
Last week the Polish parliament passed a bill that prohibits placing blame on Poland for crimes committed by Nazi Germany.
February 2, 2018, 11:18 am
These factors could explain the growing divide over Middle East conflict
The stats imply that Israelis and Palestinians are playing a zero-sum game — where support for one means lack of support for the other. It shouldn't be so.
January 25, 2018, 3:51 pm
Jewish schools should be wary of using children for political advocacy
Administrators need to be careful — even if their hearts are in the right place. Children should never be used as political props without their parents’ consent.
January 17, 2018, 3:44 pm
Recent 7-Eleven raids may have been a sideshow but hint at larger threats
We need to open our arms to those seeking refuge in 21st-century America under a comprehensive, caring immigration program, no matter their race, religion or ethnicity.
January 12, 2018, 1:15 pm
What Trump’s tweets could mean for the Palestinian-Israeli relationship
His Jan. 2 barrage of Tweets contradicted his previous positions and threatened to destabilize the region.
January 9, 2018, 9:54 am
Iran’s Jews need our help
In light of a vandalism attack on two synagogues in Iran, it's time for the president and Congress to turn their attention to the country's persecuted minorities.
December 29, 2017, 11:50 am
Don’t gloat over Rubashkin’s release
We’re happy Rubashkin has rejoined his family and community. The president did the right thing. But there is still work to be done.
December 21, 2017, 3:12 pm
If the Obama team did impede a potential Hezbollah prosecution, it is probable that significant Israeli and U.S. interests and concerns were sacrificed in order to reach that goal.
December 15, 2017, 11:22 am
Clashes after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement did not spontaneously erupt
They were orchestrated and encouraged by incendiary rhetoric. And those who promoted them should be held accountable for the resulting losses of life and limb.
December 11, 2017, 3:41 pm
The responsibility of Jewish leaders
The anger within the Reform movement, and Jacobs’ own anger, are justified but it is the duty of Jewish leaders to control that anger and work toward peaceful outcomes.