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02/04/2015 | Editorial

Could our news get any worse?

Disappointment and disillusionment seem pervasive. The prime minister of Israel and the president of the United States are engaged in an ugly, ongoing and public personal quarrel with potentially damaging effect on the Washington-Jerusalem relationship. The most powerful and public figure in New York State politics has been forced to step down as Assembly speaker, facing federal corruption charges in a case associated with a number of other Jewish names.

01/28/2015 | Editorial

It’s clear that by agreeing to House Speaker John Boehner’s offer to address a joint session of Congress on March 3, a precedent-breaking move in defiance of the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has made a calculated risk.

01/21/2015 | Editorial

When it comes to international terror, it seems all roads lead to Iran.

Is the rest of the world connecting the deadly dots?

01/14/2015 | Editorial

It is particularly fitting that we commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, reassuring us that those who make headlines in the name of religious faith need not be terrorists invoking “Allah,” but rather men and women encouraging each of us to follow a moral path in the image of our Creator.

01/07/2015 | Editorial

With a new and serious diplomatic showdown between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in progress — PA President Abbas seeking to charge Israeli leaders with military crimes through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Israel freezing $147 million in monthly tax revenue payments to the PA — one wonders who’s calling whose bluff and where it will all lead.

12/31/2014 | Editorial

We are proud to introduce “The Jewish GDP Project: Beyond the Dollars” in this week’s issue and report on its initial findings, sobering though they may be. The study, a project of The Jewish Week Investigative Journalism Fund, is based on the generous pro bono research and incisive analysis over a period of months by two experts in the field, business strategist Mark Pearlman and Yale University management professor Edieal Pinker. They note that the collective revenue for Jewish nonprofits in 2007, the start of a major recession, was higher than the same figure for 2012, by approximately $1 billion — an 11 percent drop in funding that could have gone to a variety of Jewish charitable, educational and social causes.