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The advantages Israel brings to NATO

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — The week of Israel’s 68th anniversary, NATO invited Israel – and three other countries – to “establish diplomatic missions to NATO headquarters.” This is not NATO membership, something to which Israel does not aspire, but recognition that Israel has something to offer the Atlantic Alliance. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “The […]

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Arab politics preclude solving people’s water needs

Let There be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World by Seth M. Siegel; Thomas Dunne Book, 2015. 352 pp. $27.99 By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — This book will make you cry. Or stamp your feet or beat your head against a wall. The narrative is familiar. Israel, a (once) poor country in the middle of an […]

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Golan Heights will remain Israeli

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. –Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi, who held the April UN Security Council presidency, announced last week that the status of the Golan Heights “remains unchanged.” That is, of course, true — like the old “Saturday Night Live” running gag, “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” He meant it belongs to Syria, […]

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Israel need not normalize relations with Turkey

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. – Turkish sources assert that Turkish-Israeli governmental relations are about to come out of the deep freeze. But this is a reflection of Turkey’s regional unpopularity and glides over Turkish demands for Israel to end the blockade of Gaza. To meet Turkey’s condition, Israel would have to abandon the security […]

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The peril of not listening to Iran

By Shoshana Bryen     WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supporters of President Obama’s Iran deal (JCPOA) are starting to worry — but that is because they believed him when his lips moved. They heard “snapback sanctions” and pretended those were an actual “thing.” They are not, and never were. They heard Treasury Secretary Jack Lew say […]

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Belgium terror proves need for internal airport security

By Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — Do you know who is selling you that souvenir T-shirt in the airport? You might want to. In the late 1970s, it became known to international security agencies that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) owned a variety of duty-free shops in airports across Africa. They didn’t […]

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SDJW thanks its March 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the byliners and staff photographers whose works appeared in March 2016 editions. They included: David Amos Eitan Arom Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Jeremy Ben-Ami Boaz Bismuth Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Jack Forman […]

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Russia has clear policy objectives in Mideast

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. –The American public tends to see military action as binary: all in or not in at all. Mostly we’re not in — as befits a country that is not aggressive or acquisitive. But if we’re in it, win it. In this age of transnational enemies and vacuums of governance, however, […]

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Obama tries to salvage reputation with new ‘peace plan’

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Vice President Biden arrived in Israel this week, word leaked about yet another “peace plan” designed by the Obama administration. There isn’t much new in it. According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. might support a UN Security Council resolution calling on “both sides to compromise on key […]

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French Mideast initiative will scare away Abbas

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — France is proposing to lead the Middle East Quartet on a new foray into Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. This is understandable as a part of French politics. The Palestinians, however, are setting up to be at least as difficult a client for France as they have ever been for the U.S. Of […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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U.S. cedes the lead to Russia in Syrian Civil War

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — The shelling of Syrian soldiers by the Turkish military is one more step back into Great Power politics — historic Turkish-Russian enmity played out over Kurds and Syrians. The U.S. appears to believe 21st century wars cannot be won by military force and that battling parties can be induced to set aside […]

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Silicon Valley has traded away U.S. security for profits

By Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — One great disconnect afflicting American society is between earning a profit and safeguarding our national security. On one side are those who support free trade in the belief that open markets and shared technology trade strengthen the economy. On the other hand, there is something categorically […]

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SDJW thanks 43 whose works appeared in January

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the 43 writers and photographers whose works appeared during January 2016.  These individuals included: David Amos Eitan Arom Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Judy Friedel Michael Freund Donald H. Harrison Natasha […]

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