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January 6, 2010

Jan. 6: Modeling Israeli Airport Security, Congressman vs. Shmuley, Debating Iran Sanctions

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As zero hour nears, differences emerge on sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, shown meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in October 2009, says the Obama administration wants to pressure the Iranian government without contributing to the suffering of ordinary Iranians.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, shown meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in October 2009, says the Obama administration wants to pressure the Iranian government without contributing to the suffering of ordinary Iranians. (State Department photo by Matty Stern U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)
As long as the Iran conversation was broad and dealt only with “sanctions,” the Congress, the White House and the pro-Israel community seemed to be on the same page. But now that Iran has rejected just about every bouquet sent its way and the talk has turned to the details, longstanding differences over how best to go forward are taking center stage. Read more »

Should Israel be a model for U.S. airport security?

The bombing attempt last month aboard a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit has experts asking whether Israeli airport security should serve as a model for U.S. airports. Read more »

Op-Ed: Why Gadhafi never made it to Englewood

A New Jersey congressman responds to criticism from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Read more »

Editors’ Picks

Fighting anti-gay hate in Uganda (Forward)

Ruth Messinger of the American Jewish World Service calls on the Jewish community to speak out against an anti-gay bill being pushed in Uganda and says U.S. religious conservatives are partly to blame for it.

The Iran tunnel problem (New York Times)

Iran reportedly is shielding its nuclear efforts in a hidden maze of tunnels dug deep underground and possibly impenetrable by U.S. bombs. Meanwhile, the U.S. military is racing to build a tunnel-busting weapon with a name that seems ripped from an Austin Powers flick.

Rosh yeshivas and pulpit rabbis (Jewish Star)

A prominent rosh yeshiva and a prominent pulpit rabbi strike different chords in response to a panel at Yeshiva University featuring gay Orthodox Jews talking about their struggles.

A mini Madoff? (Boston Globe)

A 76-year-old man from Framingham, Mass., was arrested and charged for allegedly bilking investors out of as much as $29 million. Many of the alleged victims appear to have been older Jewish investors who knew each other through their country club.

Israel’s PR gap (Newsweek)

Michael Hirsh argues that to survive in the long run, Israel needs to do better a job at fighting the PR wars.

Thinking about Sharon (Tablet)

Seth Lipsky reflects fondly on the former Israeli leader who has spent four years in a coma.

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