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

Netanyahu warns of Iran 'charm offensive,' deceit on nuclear arms

By Carol J. Williams

But will Obama listen?

JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded an alarm Tuesday over Iran's recent claims to want a nuclear accord with the West, accusing the Islamic Republic's moderate new president of waging a "charm offensive" to get sanctions lifted while still actively pursuing atomic bombs.

Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly sought to dispel a mood of cautious optimism created last week when Iranian President Hasan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to put the nuclear dispute to rest and ease more than 30 years of hostility in U.S.-Iranian relations.

The Israeli prime minister called Rouhani "a wolf in sheep's clothing, who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community." When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions, Netanyahu said, Rouhani only differs from his confrontational predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in that "Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing."

Netanyahu reminded the annual gathering of world leaders of the "lessons of the 20th century," alluding to the Holocaust. He warned that when radical regimes are allowed to acquire "awesome power," their "appetite for aggression knows no bounds."

The Iranian regime is under intense pressure from the population to get sanctions relief, Netanyahu said. "That's why Rouhani got elected in the first place, and why he has launched his charm offensive. He definitely wants sanctions lifted, but he doesn't want to give up Iran's nuclear weapons program in return."

Urging the international community to stand tough on sanctions until suspected nuclear arms sites are fully dismantled, Netanyahu said this was no time to ease up on the very measures forcing Tehran to consider concessions.

"The international community has Iran on the ropes," the Israeli leader said. "If you want to knock out Iran's nuclear weapons program peacefully, don't let up on the pressure."

He recalled that Rouhani, a former national security chief and negotiator on the nuclear issue, campaigned on promises to get sanctions relief for beleaguered Iranians, who have seen oil revenues plummet and the value of their currency cut in half.

Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, when the two leaders discussed the prospects for negotiating a resolution of the nuclear standoff with Iran.

Quoting Obama, Netanyahu said: "We will want to give diplomacy with Iran a chance to succeed" but added that in his view, "the greater the pressure, the greater the chance" of securing a deal to scuttle any military nuclear aims.

"Three decades ago, President Ronald Reagan famously advised 'trust but verify,'" Netanyahu recalled of the West's dealing with the Soviet Union in nuclear arms reduction talks. "My advice now is distrust, dismantle and verify."

Netanyahu vowed that Israel will take whatever steps necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.

"Israel will never acquiesce to nuclear arms in the hands of a rogue regime that repeatedly vows to wipe us off the map," he stated.

Netanyahu also touched briefly on recently resumed peace talks with the Palestinians, stating Israel's readiness to make concessions but accusing the Palestinians of an unwillingness to reciprocate.

"I'm prepared to make historic compromises for genuine and enduring peace but I will never compromise on the security of my people and the one and only Jewish state," Netanyahu concluded.


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Rouhani returned to Tehran over the weekend to be confronted by both angry reaction from hard-liners opposed to any Western rapprochement and cheers from crowds eager to get sanctions lifted.

Iran's Press TV carried Netanyahu's speech live, which was seen as a further signal of the new Tehran leadership's more candid presentation of the state of its relations with Middle Eastern neighbors as well as with the United States.

Reactions in Israel were mostly supportive of Netanyahu's account of a deceitful Iran attempting to negotiate as cover while scientists pursue the ability to execute a quick "breakout" of nuclear arms.

Danny Dayan, a leader of the settler movement, told Israel's Channel 1 television that Netanyahu's speech contained "no gimmicks or spark, only facts." He described the previous week's speeches to the General Assembly, which seemed to set a different tone in Iran's diplomacy, as "a theater of lies and deception."

Avi Shariv, former Israeli consul in New York, said in comments on the Ynet website that Netanyahu was conveying that diplomacy with Iran is worthless, "but the world doesn't want to hear that the only solution is a military one."

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