Opinion

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As president, Biden must leave the delusional Oslo Accords behind

We support peace with everyone, as long as they treat Israel as a useful ally rather than an easy target.

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Sheldon Adelson is gone. Soon his favorite political projects will be, too.

There is something symbolic about Adelson passing away in January 2021, when nearly all of the political causes in which he invested are embattled.

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To understand Sheldon Adelson’s mark on the world, look to George Soros

There are Soros Jews and Adelson Jews — and who knows when they might sit and dream together again.

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‘No more violence:’ Jewish activists react to Trump’s last-minute execution spree

When it comes to the death penalty ‘Justice is not blind, but it is capricious.’

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Jon Ossoff’s victory is momentous for patrilineal Jews

I voted for Ossoff in part because I saw myself represented in his Jewishness, and that representation mattered to me.

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