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A ‘Child’ Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline

By Jim Naureckas. FAIR – Read this headline from the New York Times (11/16/14): Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border Think for a second about what kind…

Nov 18 2014 / Read More » /

Terror Rules Jerusalem

By Richard Silverstein.  Tikun Olam – All the U.S. national news headlines speak of yesterday’s heinous synagogue terror attack by Palestinians in the West Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof…

Nov 18 2014 / Read More » /

Israeli soldiers shoot unarmed Italian in stomach and chest, in critical condition

Israeli forces also shoot three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets Ma’an — An Italian was critically injured on Friday afternoon after Israeli forces opened live…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More » /
Rabbi Stephen Pruzansky, leader of largest synagogue in Teaneck, NJ

Extreme views on Arabs don’t inhibit shul’s embrace of Rabbi Pruzansky

Steven Pruzansky “is the spiritual leader of the largest synagogue in Teaneck in what may well be the biggest modern Orthodox suburban community in America.”…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More » /

The Basics: re-examining our policies

The United States has a unique relationship with Israel:

-- More U.S. tax money has been given to Israel than to any other nation – over $8 million per day (per capita, more than 7,000 times the average to others around the world). Large disbursements are also given to other Mideast nations, largely on behalf of Israel.

-- The U.S. regularly vetoes initiatives regarding Israel that are endorsed by numerous other nations.

Such policies are causing escalating harm to Americans: they have entangled us in tragic wars, damaged our economy, undermined our democratic processes, and placed our citizens in danger.

Yet, this is rarely discussed.

It is critical for our nation and others that these policies be thoroughly examined, openly debated, and honestly evaluated. Read more

The experts on US policies toward Israel

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