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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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Jewish World Review March 7, 2006 / 7 Adar, 5766

I just woke up; did we lose the war?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | You'll never get out of the Jungle if you continue to climb the Wrong Tree

Rip Van Winkle I'm not. But if I fell asleep a month ago and woke up this morning, I would have been startled by the news.

  • Bush secretly approved a deal that would turn over 6 American ports to the United Arab Emirates.

  • It was just announced the UAE has now bought the right to make parts for US military aircraft and main battle tanks.

As much as the deals smell, I'm more concerned that Bush went behind the backs of Congress to implement them. As Repub Sen. Susan Collins, Chair of the Homeland Security committee stated, "The problem is the 45-day investigation dearly required by law wasn't conducted." Repub Rep. Duncan Hunter, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee was more assertive. "Dubai cannot be trusted." He wants to kill the Dubai deals, then require the Defense Department and Homeland Security to pass on approval of any foreign enterprise wanting to operate in security sensitive US zones, only after severe investigation.

Has Bush decided that since he got a pass on the NSA al-Qaeda wiretap program (justifiably so) he's home free? Does he really want to reward a country that recently supported the Taliban and still insists on boycotting our main ally in the Mideast, Israel? Has he converted from a brave terrorist fighter into an American apologist? Has he fallen into the pattern that his father did when he abandoned thousands of Iraqis that stuck out their necks to support us only to get them and their families chopped up in Saddam's wood chippers when we retreated?

What happened to that Commander in Chief that stood on the graves of nearly 3000 murdered Americans in the rubble of the WTC buildings, arm around that brave old firefighter, claiming, "Those that knocked down these buildings will hear from us soon!"? That same man proclaimed, "If you're not with us, you're against us." "Those aiding and abetting terrorists will be held to the same guilt as the terrorist themselves!"?

Has Dubya gone nuts? Has he succumbed to the Left? Is he now beginning to appease terror supporters in hopes that those "evil" al-Qaeda will now say, "Well the US aren't such bad infidels, after all. I think we'll surrender."

Israel is testament to the fact that unilateral noble deeds do nothing but encourage terrorists into believing that such was a victory of Allah, not the result of Israeli good will. Shortly after Israel vacated Gaza, Palestinians elected the equivalent of Ah'm Mad in Iran. Hamas won't recognize Israel, no matter how many Dollars, Euros, or Rubbles they receive. They remain staunch in their position to eliminate Israel, and kill any Jew they can get their hands on.

Did we forget the lesson of Chamberlain offering Czechoslovakia, as a sacrifice to that peace talking loveable Nazi, Adolph?



Appeasement isn't only a strategic debacle, it's a political one. Hillary can't run for president effectively unless she can show herself to be capable of being Commander in Chief in time of war. One might think that despite her newfound hawkishness over the last few years, her lifetime assault on anything military, intelligence gathering, (unless it benefited her and/or her husband's private scandals by identifying their accusers), immigration control, or assertive foreign policy above what the UN deems correct, would be beyond belief by US voters.

That was true until Bush handed her the port surrender on a silver platter. He single handedly converted a feeble left-handed batter into a formidable switch hitter. Who says Bush was bush-league as a baseball owner?


Things are so bad that liberal, Fox commentator, Juan Williams, said today on the Chris Wallace Show, "I'm tired of all this Bush Bashing," after many on the mostly conservative panel justly harrumphed against Bush's seeming flip-flops.

In honor of the Oscars, may that man behind the curtain put his cowboy boots on, strap on his spurs and click his heels three times, repeating endlessly, "There's no place like victory…there's no place like victory…there's no place like victory…"

I'm going back to sleep. Wake me if Bush regains his sanity.

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