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 July 28, 2014 / 1 Menachem-Av, 5774

Israel in the United Nationís Crosshairs . . . Again

By Bernard Goldberg

JewishWorldReview.com | There are few certainties in life, but one that you can reliably count on is that the United Nations will condemn Israel every chance it gets.

Between 2006 when the UN's so-called Human Right Council was established until 2013, the "humanitarians" on the council condemned Israel 45 times. In fact, it passed almost as many resolutions condemning Israel as it did for the rest of the world — combined.

And just the other day the Human Rights Council voted to set up a war crimes inquiry regarding the fighting in Gaza. Technically, the Council will look into crimes on both sides, but who are we kidding?

According to the BBC: "The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed.

"Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Israel's military offensive had not done enough to protect civilians.

"She also condemned Hamas for 'indiscriminate attacks' on Israel."

That last line notwithstanding, we know which side will come in for the UN's condemnation.

Civilian casualties are a tragedy, whether they're Palestinian or Israeli. But it's Hamas that hides its weapons among its civilians. Twice in recent days the UN found rockets at UN schools. It's Hamas that uses civilians as human shields. Fact is, while Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas is rooting for more Palestinian deaths, knowing that the world will turn on Israel — as much of it already has — when they see those pictures of dead Palestinian children, killed by stray Israeli rockets. Israel condemns its murderers. Hamas turns them into heroes and names public squares after them.

And if you watch enough stories about Gaza on TV, you'll notice a thread weaving through the coverage, a thread about "disproportionate" deaths in the fighting.

Listen and you'll hear the reporter saying that 500 (or whatever the number is today) Palestinian civilians have been killed, and then after a short pause, the reporter will give the number of Israeli deaths — zero at first, then a slightly higher number after that.

You know they're aching to scream, "How unfair is that?" but instead they merely imply it. As if decency demands proportional deaths.

There's an explanation for this journalistic angst. One of the fundamental tenets of liberalism is concern for the underdog. Another is unease with power. What doesn't occur to these people is that sometimes the underdog is the bad guy. And power, in the right hands, is a plus. After all, the Israelis didn't invade Gaza until they had had enough of Hamas' rockets fired at Israeli civilians.

In a column on this website, Dennis Prager made an intelligent argument against Israel's enemies, and the loss of their moral compass. Here are a few of the points he made:

Hamas openly admits that its reason for being is to annihilate Israel. It "sends missiles to explode in the most populated parts of [Israel] in order to kill as many civilians as possible." Hamas uses families and individual civilians as human shields to protect its own leaders from attack. Hamas has tortured and killed domestic political opponents. And Israel has many human rights groups dedicated to the welfare of the Palestinian people.

So where is much of the world's sympathy directed? Not at Israel. Perhaps the most vile observation on the fighting in Gaza came from Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogen, who told CNN International that what's going on in Gaza is "genocide by Israel," adding, "What Israel does to Palestine, to Gaza right now, has surpassed what Hitler did to them." This from a supposed sophisticated leader of a civilized country.

As for the UN, what countries are represented on its Human Rights Council? Well there are sensitive souls from Algeria and China and Cuba and Russia and Saudi Arabia to name just a few of the countries that, as we all know, that are bright, shining beacons of human rights. Unless you offend the people in power.

Now that there's a good chance the UN Human Rights Commission will find Israel guilty of war crimes, maybe it's time to implement an old idea I've been floating for years: Kick the UN out of New York. Turn that iconic structure into a high-rise, high-end luxury apartment building. And tell the folks who run the UN to move their headquarters someplace else — like Somalia, or Syria or maybe even Gaza, where they can pass all the anti-Israeli resolutions they want.


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JWR contributor Bernard Goldberg, the television news reporter and author of several bestselling books, among them, Bias, a New York Times number one bestseller about how the media distort the news. He is widely seen as one of the most original writers and thinkers in broadcast journalism. Mr. Goldberg covered stories all over the world for CBS News and has won 10 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism. He now reports for the widely acclaimed HBO broadcast Real Sports.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a member of the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and proprietor of BernardGoldberg.com.

© 2014, Bernard Goldberg