Opinion

A partial goodbye

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“Avoid eye contact”, my friend said as he met me at JFK and heaved my tattered suitcase into the trunk of his blue Pontiac....

Jet lag

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Within a nine-day span, I traveled aboard El Al. But the two flights couldn’t have been more different. Sunday, July 22, I flew 10 hours...

The Helen Thomas cover-up

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Obituaries for Helen Thomas, 92, the first woman to work as White House bureau chief for a news service and first female officer of...

… has a Jewish problem

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  NEW YORK — The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has a Jewish problem. In a painful affront to the Jewish community, it...

Poland: Wants good Jewish relations …

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  SAN FRANCISCO — For the past decade, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture and I myself, as Poland's honorary consul in the...

By George

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I knew it would be George. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I was joking when, after the birth of His Royal...

Letters for 8-1-13

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Biased against Israel In his article (“Panel slams choice of Power as U.S. ambassador to U.N.,” WJW, July 11), Eric Schwartz didn’t mention most of...

Jerusalem is part of Israel

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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Its final status will be determined in negotiations with the Palestinians. These dual realities hover in the background of...

‘Everyone’s rabbis’?

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There was a period of time leading up to last week’s chief rabbinate elections in Israel where there was a glimmer of hope for...

A stone’s throw

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Flash point. That’s what the Israelis call the places where Arabs are most likely to be hurling stones.  See that intersection over there, I...