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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

Romney tour to emphasize unity with Israel and European allies

By Maeve Reston





In a campaign dominated by the economy, the international trip offers the former Massachusetts governor a rare chance to show voters that he would be a capable leader on the world stage


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mOSTON — (MCT) Mitt Romney's seven-day foreign tour this week promises to be an elaborate show of statesmanship — from his meetings with more than a dozen leaders from Britain, Israel and Poland to his attendance at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in London.

But his advisers said voters should not expect any major policy pronouncements. The presumptive Republican nominee for president, they said, is traveling abroad mainly to "learn and listen."

In a campaign dominated by the economy, the international trip offers the former Massachusetts governor a rare chance to show voters that he would be a capable leader on the world stage.He will he have the chance to brush up his foreign policy credentials — a weak spot in his resume — and his presence at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics on Friday also will allow him to highlight his experience turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City when the organization faced scandal and financial crisis.



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Mindful that it would be considered bad form for a presidential candidate to criticize of the nation's commander in chief on foreign soil, Romney's aides said that he would not make direct policy contrasts with President Barack Obama while abroad. But he plans to frame his foreign policy goals and the purpose of his trip in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday in Nevada.

Romney chose to visit Britain, Israel and Poland, campaign policy director Lanhee Chen said, because of their "strong and important" relationship with the United States.

The three countries are "pillars of liberty and fought through periods where liberty was under siege," Chen said. "So this trip is an opportunity for us to demonstrate a clear and resolute stand with nations that share our values and possess the fortitude to defend those values in the name of a more peaceful world."

Romney will have a full slate of meetings in London, where he plans to visit with Prime Minister David Cameron, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Labor Party leader Ed Miliband. And he is expected to have public events in Poland, which he is visiting at the invitation of former President Lech Walesa, the co-founder of the Solidarity movement that led the drive to bring down communist rule a generation ago.

But perhaps the most significant portion of Romney's trip will be his visit to Israel, part of a carefully orchestrated effort by his campaign to connect with Jewish and evangelical voters, who were initially cool to his candidacy. Romney has spoken publicly about his friendship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which extends back to his early days at the Boston Consulting Group.

Romney also will spend time with President Shimon Peres, as well as Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

His advisers noted that he met with many of the same leaders during previous visits to Israel. His first visit was with his family; he was accompanied during his second visit by the Republican Jewish Coalition, and he traveled to Israel again last year after spending time in Afghanistan and Jordan.

During Romney's second trip, in which he spoke at the annual Herzliya Conference about the threat of a nuclear Iran, he toured Israel by helicopter to complement his security briefings and visited Israel's borders with the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

Romney has sharply criticized Obama's approach to Israel, arguing that he would be a better friend to the nation. He has also accused the president of not moving swiftly enough to enforce crippling sanctions on Iran, a policy that he said put Israel in greater danger.

"We stand with the Israeli people. We link arms with them," Romney said during an ABC Republican primary debate last year in which he said he would lean on Netanyahu for guidance on a host of issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the tensions with Iran. "If we disagree with them, like this president has time and time again, we don't do it in public like he's done it. We do it in private."

Dan Senor, one of Romney's foreign policy advisers, said that the candidate had developed relationships with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during those past trips and was looking forward to reconnecting with them.

"He feels strongly about the importance of locking arms with a number of these leaders," Senor said. "In the case of Israel, he feels strongly that threats to Israel are threats to America."

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