Why Doesn’t World Care about Palestinian Refugees in Syria?

It’s happening again — Palestinian refugees are caught between warring factions in the Middle East and the world is reacting too slowly to their plight. In earlier times, Palestinian refugees found themselves in the crosshairs at the Sabra and Shatila camps, when Lebanese Phalangists massacred them while Israeli forces stood by. Now it’s the Yarmouk… Read More

The Death of Warren Weinstein

President Obama addresses the media after two hostages were killed in Yemen during a failed rescue attempt.
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Is the fog of war to blame for the death of Warren Weinstein? President Barack Obama suggested as much on April 23 when he told the country about the U.S. drone strike in January on an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan that mistakenly killed Weinstein, a kidnapped USAID worker, and Giovanni Lo Porto of Italy, who… Read More

A Unique Tragedy

Each of the recent well-publicized and widely condemned deaths of young black men at the hands of police, beginning last August with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has its unique circumstances. The unexplained injuries that led to the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 after his arrest by Baltimore Police is… Read More

Finding Our Way Back

Editor-in-Chief

It took about a week for Freddie Gray to succumb to his injuries, about the time it took for his hometown of Baltimore to descend from high-minded protest to outright looting, destruction and violence. By Monday night, when this column was written, the Inner Harbor area downtown was practically deserted, the National Guard had been… Read More

Making a Difference

The haftarah reading for this week’s parshah is about four lepers who were rejected from the Israelite city that they lived in. During this biblical time, there was a war between a nearby Aramean army camp and the city. The city was under siege and was running out of food. The four lepers were also… Read More

A-Plus for Israel

Editor-in-Chief

All too often, the news coming out of the Holy Land isn’t good. If it isn’t war, it seems, it’s terrorism. And if it isn’t a stunning military victory on the part of the Jewish state, it’s an ill-timed government decision being decried by the international community as undermining the potential for peace with the… Read More

Not Worth the Schlep!

“Worth the Schlep” is a great title for a useful service. And it is so Jewish sounding. So why do you permit the inclusion of such entries as the advice for Saturday 18 “Year of the Dragon” in the JT’s April 10 edition. I must admit that even if Fishbone, Black Angel Down and Pokeweed… Read More

Don’t Give Publicity to Anti-Israel Groups

Pro-Arab, anti-Israel groups should be of concern to anyone interested in the future existence of the State of Israel (“Taking on the ‘Israeli Lobby,’” April 17). Using every tactic to place Israel and its leaders in an unfavorable light presents a threat to Israel and its special relationship to the U.S. Over the past few… Read More

Jalisi Should Resign

American culture has morality standards for our political leaders. We have seen many a politician forced to resign for unacceptable behavior. Even sports figures are suspended for offensive behavior just for the accusation, without guilt proven in the court of law. Locally, we have elected Delegate Hasan Jay Jalisi who has been avoiding the scrutiny… Read More

Yom Ha’atzmaut, When Everyone Is Proud To Be an Israeli

David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel, said, “If you do not believe in miracles, you are not a realist.” For centuries, Jews were expelled from the countries of their birth, forced to find a country of refuge. Sixty-seven years ago, the State of Israel was established, and for the first time, Jews felt… Read More