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

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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Jewish community ignores female leaders at its peril

NEW YORK (JTA)—A recent survey by the Forward of 75 major American Jewish communal organizations found that fewer than one in six are run by women, and that those women are paid 61 cents to every dollar earned by a man. I was not surprised to read this, only saddened again by the realities of the Jewish community.  read more »

Church’s errant course underscores need to reengage

This July at its General Assembly in Minneapolis the Presbyterian Church USA will decide whether to adopt a virulently anti-Israel screed entitled “The Kairos Document: A Moment of Truth.”  read more »

Marc's Remarks

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I finished reading Gal Beckerman’s book, “When They Come For Us We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry.”  read more »

On why we fight

When I was a young man in graduate school, two books impressed me mightily. They still do.  read more »

As Israel editors see it

MA’ARIV discusses the situation and the south. The paper says that, “Let there be no misunderstanding: The last thing Israel needs right now is a military confrontation in the south  read more »

Opposing sanctions on Iran shortsighted

Back in the late 1980s, American Jews were among the strongest supporters of sanctions against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.  read more »

A reason to hope, if nothing else

Two days before the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Barak Obama, Reuters reporter Wojciech Moskwa filed a story in which he explained that the five men who comprise the Peace Prize selection committee in Oslo were attempting to re-emphasize the prize’s “activist roots.”  read more »

What are we doing about our 17 million hungry kids?

Viewers of this year’s Super Bowl may have been surprised to see an ad sponsored by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family.  read more »

As Israeli editors see it

YEDIOT AHARONOT notes that “It is true that the Obama administration is perceived as one which did not safeguard the special relationship between the Bush Whitehouse and Jerusalem.  read more »

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