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Save Face Or Save The World?

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As the diplomatic efforts of the United States and other world powers continue to evolve, Iran’s ability to achieve nuclear weapons capabilities endures.

Following the execution of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) in January 2014, the clock began ticking on an interim deal that theoretically would impair Iran’s capacity to...

Making a Deal With The Devil

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The announcement that the Palestine Liberation Organization, which essentially is the parent organization of the Palestinian Authority, had entered into a unity agreement with Hamas might have been the last straw.

As the United States was working feverishly to extend the April 29 deadline for the peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas openly thumbed his nose at the U.S. and slammed the door on the peace process, perhaps for the final time.

By agreeing to end their feud and form a unity government with Hamas, which has been deemed a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, Abbas and the Palestinian Authority...

A Christie-en Slip

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Many of us are familiar with the old adage “there is a time and a place.” For Chris Christie, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring event was neither the time nor the place to utter the reviled term “occupied territories.”

The RJC’s Las Vegas event was an opportunity for the GOP presidential hopefuls to speak to die-hard Jewish Republicans about the issues relating to Israel and the greater Jewish community. Governor Christie made the trek out west, where he joined Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, each of whom was hoping to win over the crowd and garner major Jewish support for their possible presidential...

Confiscation Without Condemnation

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In light of the usual chatter on the world stage and the ongoing dialogue that takes place amongst members of the international community, the eerie silence of the world was both conspicuous and confounding.

After Israeli forces recently seized an arms shipment in the waters approximately 1,000 miles south of Eilat, the world was largely silent. The “Klos-C,” the vessel wherein the weapons cache was hidden, was bound for Gaza. In a frightening revelation, we learned that the missiles, sent from Syria via Iran, were intended for delivery to Hamas.

The contents of the weaponry that was confiscated by Israel was certainly great cause for concern. Among the items found hidden aboard the...

Governing In The Eye Of The Storm

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Amidst a barrage of controversy and under the dark and ominous cloud of a growing scandal that hovers above him, Chris Christie is still the Governor of New Jersey.

While the reaction to much of the Bridgegate controversy has primarily focused on Christie’s 2016 presidential prospects, the practical impact that it has on his role as Governor is often overlooked. Despite all the unanswered questions that continue to swirl and the various investigations into the lane closure episode, Chris Christie’s gubernatorial tenure endures and he has to continue governing.

The issues and concerns of the approximately 8.9 million residents of New Jersey do not magically disappear simply because...

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