Editorials

An EU opportunity

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In 1995, Israel and the European Union (EU) entered into an Association Agreement which called for ministerial-level meetings between EU representatives and Israel at...

Iran in trouble

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Iran remains in the headlines. And the theocratic regime is taking a beating. But instead of criticism focused on the politically divisive nuclear deal...

Platitudes and window dressing

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We have seen this movie before: Public hearings with the heads of social media companies produce little or no change to protect concerns like...

The call of 5783

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A year ago in our new year message we lamented the continuing restrictions of the pandemic, discussed domestic challenges, focused upon economic concerns, hoped...

Secular education in Chasidic schools

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The recent, highly anticipated New York Times “expose” of Chasidic yeshivah education in New York State did not disappoint. The lengthy, front-page article painted...

Lapid’s triumph in Germany

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The long, complicated and tragic relationship between Jews and Germany was front and center last week. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid made a brief...

Queen Elizabeth II

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In the end, everyone was an Elizabethan. Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign ended quietly with her death last week. And with the accolades from...

The Catch-22 of the West Bank

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Israel has a vexing problem. Under the uneasy status quo in place between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the PA has responsibility for oversight...

Beinart blathers on

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We expect a public intellectual to take sides, frame arguments, articulate thoughtful analyses and help shape our thinking. Liberal journalist Peter Beinart is a...

Student debt forgiveness

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President Biden’s announcement last month that the Department of Education would cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt (and up to $20,000 for...