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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – Standing before a portrait of George Washington on Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump told the world that the United States acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In his 11 minute speech, Trump also announced that he had directed the State Department to begin “preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – The jointly written letter of Rev. Dr. Wendy Von Courter and Rabbi David J. Meyer (Jewish Journal, Nov. 30, 2017) disarms the bitter confrontation embroiling the two faith communities and provides a period of relief. However, for many of us, the basic charge that the reverend, and some of her congregants Read More

A cartoon by George Freedman Read More

It is shameful that President Trump’s accomplishments get little or no positive coverage in the media. “America First”: In President Trump we have a leader willing to stand firmly with American interests. President Trump is devoted to the well-being of our country, and the welfare of our greatest ally, Israel, the bulwark against Islamic terrorism Read More

There is a name for a form of government that conforms to the dictates of religion, it is called a theocracy and Israel is in danger of becoming one. Cases in point: It has been the longstanding practice of the Jerusalem municipal government to make road repairs on Saturdays when there is less traffic. The Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, went on Israeli news over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend claiming that American Jews are a “people that never send their kids to fight for their country. Most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, going Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – It’s difficult for Americans to sympathize with the rulers of Saudi Arabia. Though a longstanding ally of the US, the oil-rich theocracy has helped foment extremism around world by funding fundamentalist mosques and madrassas. That 15 of the 19 hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks were Saudis and not Iranians Read More

A cartoon by George Freedman Read More

As Yahya Mahamid received a standing ovation at Temple Sinai on Nov. 19, I hoped he felt the camaraderie from his fellow Zionists in the sanctuary full of ideologically like-minded Christians and Jews. He mentioned that he isn’t welcome in mosques to practice his own religion, because of the hostility aimed at him for speaking Read More

To our shared and cherished community: We offer together the following statement as an invitation to join us in our shared goal of inspiring respectful and compassionate dialogue that recognizes, but ultimately transcends our differences. We know that recent events have caused deep pain in our community, as well as for the two of us Read More