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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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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

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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

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

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Jewish World Review June 15, 2009 / 24 Sivan 5769

Terrorists banished to the beach — on your dime

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | American households lost $1.3 trillion in net worth in the first three months of this year, thanks to declining stock prices and home values, the Federal Reserve reported last week.

So you may not be able to afford that beach vacation this year. But your tax dollars — lots of your tax dollars — are being used to provide terrorists who want to kill you with one.

President Obama announced he would close the prison at Guantanamo Bay before he had places to put the terrorists incarcerated there, who cannot safely be released (because they'd almost certainly return to terrorism), or tried in U.S. courts (because important secrets likely would be disclosed in the course of their trials).

Americans, by a 57 percent to 28 percent margin, oppose moving those incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the United States, according to a Rasmussen poll released May 26. The intensity of public opposition has caused Congress to pass measures both to forbid the transfer of Gitmo detainees to the U.S., and to deny President Obama funds to close the prison in Cuba until he comes up with a plan for what to do with the prisoners there.

This led to a frantic search by the administration for other countries willing to take some of the terrorists off American hands. According to the New York Times, about 100 countries have refused.

The search led to the tiny resort paradise of Palau, an island nation (population 20,000) about half way between Guam and the Philippines. It's a former U.S. trust territory that became independent in 1994.

For $200 million in aid, the government of Palau has said it will take 13 Chinese Muslims (Uighurs) off the president's hands. The Uighurs were captured at the al Qaida training camp at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, but are deemed by the administration to be eligible for release because they were training to kill Chinese, not Americans.

The price is steep. It comes to about $15.4 million per Uighur. The $200 million exceeds the gross domestic product of Palau, which, according to the CIA World Factbook, was $164 million last year. Despite the windfall the Uighurs represent, the plan to resettle them in Palau "has sparked anger among islanders who fear for the safety of the tranquil tourist haven," the AP reported Friday (6/12).

Four other Uighurs arrived Thursday (6/11) in Bermuda, an island paradise much closer to us. The consideration offered by the Obama administration to the government of Bermuda for taking the Uighurs has not been disclosed.

"Having been raised as an oppressed minority in the hardscrabble mountains of northwestern China, they will live in one of the richest of lands — a place with more golf courses per square foot than anywhere in the world," the New York Daily News said.

The British government responded with "ill-disguised fury" to the arrival of the Uighurs, the Times of London reported Thursday (6/11). Bermuda is part of what little remains of the British empire, and London is responsible for the island's foreign policy and domestic security.

But neither the government in Bermuda nor that of the United States bothered to tell the Brits about the Uighurs.

The Uighurs are jihadists who at Guantanamo Bay were "known for picking up television sets on which women with bare arms appear and hurling them across the room," noted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Many women in Palau and Bermuda go about with bare arms. But aside from offending yet again our foremost ally in the world, and draining our treasury of money we can ill afford to spend, the Obama administration's Uighur deals probably pose little risk to Americans.

It's his next deal that should have us sweating bullets. About 100 of the prisoners remaining at Gitmo are Yemenis. The administration is planning to send an undisclosed number to Saudi Arabia for "re-education."

The Saudi program has a high recidivism rate. Among its graduates are al Qaida's current number two in Yemen, and a Taliban leader in southern Afghanistan.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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