The show will go one after the City University of New York voted to withhold an honorary degree from playwright Tony Kushner and then reversed itself.
The Palestinian push for United Nations recognition of statehood comes amid signs that Palestinians are discarding the notion of living in peace with Israel, which will require the United States to veto any proposal that reaches the Security Council in order to protect its key Middle East ally.
The spiritual leader of the Syrian Jewish community in the United States was sentenced Wednesday in Trenton, N.J., to two years of unsupervised probation for using a charity he controlled to illegally funnel money to Israel.
While Sol Sanders may be an expert on money, unfortunately, he is not accurate about the number of Palestinian Arabs who left what is now the modern state of Israel before the 1948 War of Independence ("No prosperity on the cheap," Economy, Monday).
Thank you for running Sol Sanders' column "No prosperity on the cheap" (Economy, Monday), reminding readers that in 1948, "six Arab states tried to smash a U.N.-proposed but self-proclaimed Jewish state."
The clear, concise and unequivocal message this week from President Obama to all parties concerning Israel and the Palestinians was, "I want you to like what you hear."
In Jan. 1981, when Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th U.S. president, he declared the federal budget to be out of control. The deficit had reached $74 billion, and the federal debt was at $930 billion. Mr. Reagan said a stack of $1,000 bills equivalent to what Uncle Sam owed would be 67 miles high. Chump change and height today.
More than two centuries after they died off the coast of present-day Libya, the remains of the first 13 Navy commandos in U.S. history — in the words of one supporter, the "earliest Navy SEALs" — are one step closer to coming home after the U.S. House voted last week to insist the Pentagon get them back.
When he unsuccessfully tried to cut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the (congressional) pass with a purportedly seminal speech, President Obama laid out a rather immodest economic agenda for the Arab region. The "developmental" proposals were immediately overshadowed by his unfortunate call for 1949 Israel-Arab armistice lines as the basis for any Israeli-Palestinian settlement.