Writer contends U.S. owes world a climate apology

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By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Edward L. Rubin is a professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and a former dean there. He is also the author of several important academic books, among them Soul, Self, and Society: The New Morality and the Modern State, published last year by Oxford University Press. Born in Brooklyn […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 29, 2015

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Netanyahu: Arab states’ involvement in peace process ‘a welcome thing’ (JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that enlisting the help of moderate Arab nations to promote the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be a positive development, but that any agreement would still require Israeli control over Judea and Samaria. “The fact that we can […]

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Founding myths of Jews and American settlers

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–The founding myths of numerous tribes describe them at the center of creation, along with their version of an almighty force which created them and everything else. Us, too. But who else has something like the Hebrew Bible, where our ancestors described themselves, and their relations with lesser others. Some believe that […]

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Pope’s lauding of Abbas unhelpful for peace

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  By Isaac Yetiv, Ph.D.   LA JOLLA, California –A few days after Pope Francis recognized the “State of Palestine,” he honored the “Chairman of the Palestinian Authority” Mahmoud Abbas, in a ceremony at the Vatican, and called him “the Angel of Peace,” thus adding insult to injury. He also insulted History twice: First, because […]

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El Paso and Hadera tie the Sister City knot

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By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — Across Israel, various cities have been twinned with sister cities in the United States as well as internationally. Ashkelon is paired with Sacramento, California; Bnei Brak with Lakewood, New Jersey; Ariel with Mobile, Alabama; Jerusalem with New York City and the list goes on. Most recently, Hadera, known as […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 28, 2015

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Southern Israelis call for stronger response to Gaza rocket fire (JNS.org) Following Tuesday’s rocket fire launched from the Gaza Strip into the Gan Yavne area near Ashdod, residents of southern Israel are demanding a tougher response to the cross-border rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave. “I expect our country to respond with force to […]

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The hydra that is radical Islam

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By Caren Besner BOYNTON BEACH, Florida — In classical Greek mythology , the Lernaean hydra was an enormous hideous serpent with numerous heads that ravaged the area around Lerna in the Peloponnese.  According to legend, its very breath was so poisonous that whomever came into contact with it fell dead.  The legendary hero Hercules, as […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 27, 2015

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Israeli police chief looking into legalizing medical marijuana (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino said he has decided to establish a professional committee to investigate the cannabis policies of other western nations and look into the ramifications of making medical marijuana use legal in Israel. “What will eventually happen here […]

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Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning

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By Rabbi Ben Kamin BATH, Maine –Turns out we may have sacrificed hundreds of American lives just to have ISIS swallow up Baghdad.  I’m not buying anything today but the fact that it’s about souls, not sales. Walking the streets of this definitive Maine village, with its decorous frame houses, classic churches, sweet bed-and-breakfasts, and […]

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Text of Obama’s address to Adas Israel

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–Marking Jewish-American Heritage Month (May), U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the Adas Israel Congregation in the nation’s capital on Friday, May 22.  The following text was released by the White House: THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Well, good morning, everybody! AUDIENCE: Good morning! THE […]

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Lowey commends Solidarity Sabbath

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement ahead of the Friday, May 22, 2015, Solidarity Sabbath that joins leaders from North America and Europe to promote religious freedom while sending a strong message against anti-Semitism: “It is an honor to join […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 22, 2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: reinstate ‘strong allied’ U.S.-Israel relationship (JNS.org) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said in an interview with Israel Hayom published Friday that the next president “needs to both symbolically and substantively reinstate the strong allied relationship between America and Israel.” Walker, who visited Israel […]

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Iran is already N-cheating

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By Shoshana and Stephen Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — It would seem that Iran holds the cards in the nuclear negotiation with the P5+1, primarily because the U.S. is the overeager suitor. The Framework agreement, the basis for the final deal, does not prevent Iran from designing nuclear warheads or building delivery systems. There is also […]

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Jewish news briefs: May 21, 2015

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6 Arab teens charged with firebombing Jewish homes (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Six Arab youths from the A-Tur neighborhood in Jerusalem were charged Thursday with hurling rocks and firebombs at homes belonging to Jews in the area. The teens, ages 14-16, are accused of attempted arson and attempting to assault police officers and civilians. According […]

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