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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

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

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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

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 March 1, 2006 / 1 Adar, 5766

Role of economic boycott of Israel makes it to Senate ports hearings

By James Kuhnhenn

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (KRT) The United Arab Emirates' participation in an Arab League economic boycott of Israel raised new complications Tuesday for a deal that would place a state-owned UAE company from Dubai in control of operations at six U.S. ports.




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The new furor erupted as President Bush reiterated his confidence in the company, Dubai Ports World, which is to take ownership of terminal operations at the six U.S. ports this week, but has suspended making any changes at them pending a 45-day government review.


U.S. companies are prohibited from taking any action that supports the Arab boycott of Israel and the government been trying to persuade Arab countries to end the policy for years.


Meanwhile, more lawmakers from Bush's own Republican Party called for greater congressional say in approving such transactions, and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said Democrats will oppose it and demand a vote on it.


DP World chief operating officer H. Edward Bilkey told the Senate Commerce Committee that he "imagined" that the company's state owners do participate in the boycott. "I do not have influence on the government of Dubai," he said.


But Bilkey, a U.S. citizen whose family tree includes a former New Jersey senator, suggested that the boycott only applies to goods shipped to Dubai. "We serve everyone," Bilkey said, adding that Israel is one of DP World's main shipping customers worldwide.


"Do you have any Jewish members of your board?" asked Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.


"No, sir," Bilkey replied.


"I didn't expect any," Stevens said.


The port transaction has become a political albatross for Bush. Almost daily, new revelations spark new rounds of criticism over the deal and the way the administration approved it in January after a 30-day review that opponents say was cursory.


DP World is expected to complete its acquisition of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., a British firm, this week and assume all of its port operations worldwide, including at terminals in Miami, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey, Baltimore and New Orleans.


But Bilkey told senators that DP World would not operate U.S. ports until after a new 45-day national security review is completed by the Bush administration. He also assured them that the company was taking steps to retain the P&O management team for its North American operations and that it would assist U.S. officials with port security.


Administration officials on Tuesday spent part of the day tamping down a furor over a Coast Guard document from December that raised concerns about "intelligence gaps" related to the DP World acquisition of P&O.


Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told a Senate appropriations committee that the Coast Guard document was "an early report." He said the Coast Guard and his department concluded that the deal "does not pose a significant threat to U.S. assets in U.S. ports."


But several Republicans, while saying they welcomed the new review, voiced exasperation at the administration's handling of the deal. Some, such as Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine and Rep. Peter King of New York, said they were considering legislation that would permit Congress to block such deals in certain circumstances.


Bush, speaking to reporters after meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said that despite the pending 45-day investigation, his position in support of DP World hadn't changed.


"If there was any doubt in my mind, or people in my administration's mind that our ports would be less secure and the American people endangered, this deal wouldn't go forward," he said.


But with public antipathy still high toward the deal, Reid said Democrats would not support it.


"The American people will not accept the United Arab Emirates, a country which was only one of three countries to recognize the Taliban, a country which boycotts anything dealing with Israel. We're not going to agree to that.


"And the president can say he approves it any way he wants — there will be a vote in the Senate on this. He will not get by trying to jam this down our throats," Reid said.

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