Times of Israel: Don’t Fall for It

The pro-Israel community should be celebrating today’s strong bipartisan support for Israel and resisting attempts to turn Israel into yet another issue separated by a partisan divide. Yet some Republicans continue to violate a cardinal principle of pro-Israel advocacy by distorting their opponents’ positions on Israel for partisan gain. The Jewish vote can make a…

Jerusalem Post: Project Blitz and the attack on the First Amendment

When I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs in the 1960s, my public elementary school made participation in the annual Christmas play mandatory – much to the consternation of my mother, whose pleas to the principal to excuse me, one of a small group of Jewish kids, fell on deaf ears. A 1963 Supreme…

Washington Jewish Week: In the Trumpification of the GOP, rising threats confront Jewish Americans

I am afraid. Each day brings news anew that our nation has lost its moral bearings. Whether it’s the president embracing a dictator while scorning cherished allies, border patrol agents ripping families apart or the rising attacks on minorities, I worry that cruelty, insularity and bullying are becoming the hallmarks of our great nation. Recently,…

Orlando Sentinel: Set common-sense agenda, provide answers —and fix things: An agenda for Democrats

A lot of people believe that our nation’s two-party system has failed us. Republican elected officials, led by the president, have turned sharply right wing and seem to have no interest in finding consensus and common ground with Democrats or independents. The tax bill was a typical example. With no public hearings or opportunity for…

Forward: Trump was right to fire Tillerson — but he did it for all the wrong reasons

Rex Tillerson barely made it past a year before he was summarily fired by President Trump. It was more of a beheading than an actual firing, a public humiliation to which hardly any Secretary of State has ever been treated. And no one at the State Department is shedding a tear. Why? Because he was…