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On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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Communicating about a day of crisis in Israel

This was my first crisis at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), although because most of our work is in Middle East, we didn’t call this one a crisis internally, just a “high alert.”  The news came across the … Continue reading

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When the murder of the innocents becomes too common

In my new position at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jewish I am now seeing daily what in the past I’ve only glanced at from time to time–the difficulties, dangers, and continuing hardships of the Jewish people around the … Continue reading

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Tunisia, Egypt: Who’s next?

The unrest in Egypt is far from over, but opinion-makers are already predicting what happens next. The spirit of revolt in the Arab world, which began with the Tunisian riots, may yet bring about the end of the Mubarak regime … Continue reading

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99 percent of Southern Sudanese vote to leave Sudan

With the eyes of the world on Egypt and the Arab world, the citizens of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelming to secede from the north.  After two decade of warfare that has claimed some two million lives, 99 percent of … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Ferment: Protests against oppression and corruption spread in Arab world. Echoes of Bush’s Second Inaugural Address

The genesis and success of the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia can be found in an ancient and dreadful form of protest—self immolation, and in the relatively secure means of modern protest—Facebook. These very different means of expression led to the … Continue reading

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Justice Dept should charge WikiLeaks’ Assange with sedition

Do our laws protect a troubled and dysfunctional Australian cultural renegade who ignores the accepted conventions of human decency, thumbs his nose at U.S. institutions, and posts on the Internet deep secrets of national defense and awkward details of diplomatic … Continue reading

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10 Stories to Chew on This Weekend: Fewer young Democrats, miner and mistress in hot water, some Christians undermining faith in mosque debate, and more

1.   Beyond the Obama Swoon: Fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats.  Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds … Continue reading

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From WaPo: Sunni Fighters Seeking Alliances with U.S. Troops

Another news report–in the Washington Post— with good news from Iraq, where Sunni fighters are recognizing the self interest in cooperating with U.S. troops and working toward influence in the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government. –JWJ

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A Summertime Brookings Bombshell on Iraq

I spent the last two weeks vacationing in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and on the Ohio shore of Lake Erie, doing all I could to keep my body in the sand, my face in a book, … Continue reading

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