In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Remember the Circus, and Support Giuliani in Florida and Beyond

By Heather Robinson

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Ah, 1995, when terrorists were statesmen and Rudy Giuliani, in the words of Ed Koch, had "behavioral problems dealing with other people."

I refer to that glorious time following Yasser Arafat's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, when His Excellency Arafat arrived unannounced at Lincoln Center, and Rudy Giuliani had him unceremoniously booted.

No one complains about that today.

At the time, of course, the circus was in full swing, with world leaders, former New York mayors, the U.S. State Department, and many ordinary Americans in agreement that Arafat deserved courtesy as a foreign leader on the brink of ushering in a new era of peace. This despite the fact that only shortly after spouting flowery words to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Arafat was inciting his people to war in Arabic, as he would continue to do throughout the seven year circus that was the Oslo Peace Process.

It became one thing to grudgingly acknowledge Arafat's duplicity around 2002, after the interception of the Karine-A, the ship bound from Iran to the Palestinian territories loaded with weapons in violation of Oslo. But at the height of Oslo, Giuliani, who as a U.S. attorney had investigated the murder of American Jewish businessman Leon Klinghoffer by Arafat's thugs, knew better.

"Not only do I not regret it, I'm proud of it," Giuliani told reporters in the midst of the controversy that followed his decision to eject Arafat. "What I did to Mr. Arafat I believe in, I'd do it again. Yasser Arafat is a terrorist, a criminal and a murderer."

I was in the room when Giuliani addressed a group of Jewish activists in the days after he made this decision. He told us that someday, when he writes his memoirs, he'll look back on booting Arafat as one of the proudest moments of his life.

If he had simply demonstrated that shining moral clarity in the face of the world's condemnation, it would have been enough for me. But long after Bill Clinton and the U.S. State Department had finished condemning him for it, long after David Dinkins and Ed Koch had wrapped up their joint press conference blasting him for it, Giuliani continued to demonstrate the character that lead him to that decision.

In 1996, when Israel was being rocked by suicide bombings, he traveled there to show his support, riding the No. 18 Jerusalem line, the bus route that bombers had attacked twice in the preceding days.

Asked if he was afraid, he replied, "No, that would be precisely the reaction terrorists would want someone to have."

And in the aftermath of September 11, when Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal offered him a check for $10 million along with the suggestion that the U.S. "re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause" Giuliani ripped it up.

Giuliani's recent statements demonstrate that as president he would not engage in one-sided "peace" negotiations that amount to pressuring Israel into strategic concessions while Palestinian and other Arab leaders fail to meet their commitments.

On the issue of Palestinian statehood, Giuliani wrote in the September/October 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, "It is not in the interest of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism. Palestinian statehood will have to be achieved through sustained good governance, a clear commitment to fighting terrorism, and a willingness to live in peace with Israel."

In some regards, times are better for Israel than they were in 1995. But if you listen closely, you can still hear circus music.

While all the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination profess their support for Israel, voters should keep in mind that none of them has demonstrated the commitment and sensitivity to Israel that Rudy Giuliani has — through not just words, but deeds — including during times when doing so earned him no popularity on the world stage.

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