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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Nov. 12, 2013/ 9 Kislev, 5774

Saved by the fighting Frogs

By Wesley Pruden




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | We must put away the insults and abuse of the French. They summoned the backbone at Geneva, where the tough guys of the West were trying to cut a deal with Iran to put the ayatollahs' nuclear weapons program in mothballs.

Barack Obama and David Cameron, the Conservative British prime minister — often sneered at by the French as "the Anglo-Saxons" — were in fact ready to sign whatever stray piece of paper blew over the transom and settled down on the table before them, and it was the French who said no, and said it loud for the needed emphasis. So who are the surrender monkeys now?

Secretary of State John Kerry thought he had a deal to warm the cockles of the heart of anyone who was ever charmed by the sound of the Muslim call to evening prayer — described by Mr. Obama as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset" — but it was a deal to chill the blood of anyone in the West who just wants to go to sleep.

The sucker deal that collapsed in the face of French resistance would have allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium, to get on with a plutonium reactor to produce weapons-grade nuclear fuel, to build an unlimited number of the centrifuges crucial to developing nuclear weapons, and to get instant relief from the crippling financial sanctions that have the ayatollahs in Tehran pleading for mercy. It's that plutonium reactor that was the sticking point. Everyone but the French was ready to cave.



In return the West would get only promises, promises to not do all the things that it could resume doing whenever it suits them. Mr. Obama loves words. He loves to say them, hear them, fondle them, sniff them, taste them, and then forget them. He wouldn't expect the promises from the Iranians to mean anything more than his own promises. Fortunately, for once, the French do.

French President Francois Hollande and his government spilled over with righteous anger at his sometime allies, calling the prospective agreement "a sucker's deal."

The French quickly got the abuse usually reserved for the United States and Britain. The website Fars, the voice of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, mocked the French with the insult and comic invective familiar in the West and headlined its commentary "Difficult negotiation in Geneva and the gun-slinging French frog." France, the semi-official commentator wrote, warming to his task, "is like a frog that drew its gun to give it the feeling of being all-powerful." Well, maybe not all-powerful, but powerful enough to shame its Anglo-Saxon neighbors and scupper (as the English say) the sucker's deal.

Suckers, indeed. This was a deal so one-sided a cave man could see through it. It was a deal that went beyond the incompetence and impotence that the Obama administration has established as the standard it's willing to be measured by. Worse, the deal is na´ve and artless, as if the administration swallowed whole the media hype that Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, is the conciliatory man in charge in Tehran. Rouhani is actually a puppet of the Supreme Leader, the ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who calls every shot aimed at anyone anywhere.

John Kerry himself went on Sunday television to rebut the prevailing judgment of Britain and the United States, insisting to NBC's "Meet the Press" that "we are not blind, and I don't think we're stupid."

Well, he's entitled to his opinion, but he would get an argument in certain precincts of the Middle East, and not just in Jerusalem. Mr. Obama and his administration have made a dog's breakfast of American policy in the Muslim world. Egypt is more or less openly looking to Russia for weapons. Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal reports, "gave up on this administration long ago," and the BBC reported last week that the Saudis have nuclear weapons "on order" from Pakistan.

Some of the people in his administration, if not the president himself, no doubt enjoy sticking a thumb in the eyes of the Israelis. From the sound and the looks of it some of them don't like Jews very much, and the Israelis make acceptable stand-ins for the Jews they don't like. The secretary of state made a pre-emptive strike on the Israelis as the villains of the piece if his attempt to broker a "peace" deal with the Palestinians fails and war breaks out in the Middle East. That's when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told him bluntly that "no amount of pressure" could make Israel compromise its security and survival.

Tough stuff. Tougher than usual. Where can we find tough guys in America, like Francois Hollande and Benyamin Natanyahu, now when we need them?

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