14th of January 2012 / Serving Oregon & Southwest Washington since 1959

Changing Supreme Court and a blueblood’s family prejudices

I am a WASP, the five-times-great-granddaughter of John Jay, first chief justice of the United States and one of our founding fathers. Two weeks after Yom Kippur, when Jewish Elena Kagan takes her seat at the Oct. 4 opening of the Supreme Court, no Protestant will be left on that exalted bench.  read more »

Obama restores hope

A day before President Obama spoke in Cairo, the New York Times published an op-ed piece by its columnist Roger Cohen in which he invoked the career of Secretary of State James Baker in expressing his hope for brighter prospects in the Middle East  read more »

WANTED: A few young writers

The Jewish Review is looking for a few good young writers for its summer young writers program.  read more »

Thinking about Haiti: proud of Israel and America

CHICAGO (JTA)—Grief and gratitude are two sentiments I feel as I consider Haiti’s nightmare.  read more »

As Israeli Editors See It

Yediot Aharonot opines that “You have to be an idiot to rejoice at the fall of Obama.  read more »

Kissinger apology falls short

NEW YORK (JTA)—’Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except, of course, Henry Kissinger’s publicists and strategists  read more »

Land for peace? Now, it’s peace for land

The division in the American Jewish Community concerning Israel’s continued holding of the disputed territories is a curiosity.  read more »

Correspondence

Soros seen as threat  read more »

Nat. Geo. lays Christian woes to Israel

National Geographic has long enjoyed unique influence and credibility on the American scene. The publication, which boasts a worldwide circulation of 6.7 million readers, sends journalists to the far parts of the globe and publishes their stories alongside vivid photographs.
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Israel in the mainstream press

HAARETZ editors wrote on July 12, “The package of confidence-building measures that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to offer the Palestinians raises questions.  read more »

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