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WASHINGTON -- Senate hearings on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary will be a distinctive Washington entertainment, a donnybrook without drama. He should be confirmed: Presidents are due substantial deference in selecting Cabinet...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, Chuck Hagel, NATO, Hamas
It was a fine April day last week that found Elie Wiesel at Chapman University; it was a fine April day too, 58 years earlier, when the gaunt, teenage Wiesel found himself alive and suddenly free to walk out of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In the...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Lawyers, Arab Spring, Politics, Nazi Party
"The Missing File" by D.A. Mishani, Harper, 287 pages, $25.99. Detective Avraham Avraham is a police officer in Holon, near Tel Aviv, Israel. It is a quiet area without much crime. One day a woman comes in to the station. Her son, Ofer Sharabi, 16, left...
After President Obama's visit to Israel and Jordan, it's time for our reality check No. 99. For perspective, let's backtrack to Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo. Reasonably, the President asserted, all sides were educated, smart and patriotic. If...
Tags: Kim Jong Un, Iran, Abdullah II of Jordan, Judaism, Cairo (Egypt)
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say I want these kids to succeed." -- Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 WASHINGTON - Very true. But how does the other side feel about Israeli kids?...
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'" — President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 — Very true. But how does the other side feel about...
WASHINGTON — It's Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced to yet another round of talks with the mullahs. This, 14 months after the last group-of-...
Tags: The Washington Post, Politics, Iraq, Nuclear Policy, Iran
WASHINGTON -- To see the future of gay marriage, you didn't have to set foot in the Supreme Court chamber Tuesday morning as the justices took up the first of two landmark cases on the issue. You needed only to stand in the plaza in front of the court...
It's official. President Barack Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John...
Outside the realm of extremists, of which there is no shortage in the bloody Israeli/Palestinian morass, few would suggest an easy solution to anything in the Middle East. Remarkably, however, given the six different personalities and viewpoints...
It is useful to look at what President Barack Obama might accomplish on his visit to Israel, which starts Wednesday. Whether or not a new government has been formed, the most important aspect of Obama's visit is, in my view, what he says to the people of...
Tags: White House, Politics, Ehud Olmert, Camp David, Barack Obama
I told you so! Five years ago in this column I wrote: Religion may be hazardous to your health! Now I'll do one better: Religion is hazardous to your health! Let's consider the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. ...
Jan 17, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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