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 May 10, 2013/ 1 Sivan, 5773

Why Benghazi is biggest coverup since Watergate

By Deroy Murdock

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy," President Barack Obama told the United Nations last Sept. 25. A fortnight after the deadly attack on America's mission in Benghazi, Libya, Obama surely knew that an al-Qaida-propelled assault, not a YouTube recording, killed U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

As Wednesday's sworn testimony by three State Department whistleblowers demonstrated, this was just one of many lies deployed by Obama and other top officials. These lies nurtured the myth that "al-Qaida is on the path to defeat," as Obama claimed the day after Benghazi. With the truth conveniently obscured beyond Nov. 6, Obama won re-election as the man who supposedly killed both Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. In fact, only the former is dead.

Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, these diplomats shattered Team Obama's carefully crafted post-Benghazi narrative.

From the very start of this episode, U.S. officials called it an attack rather than a video-driven protest.

  • "Greg, we are under attack," Stevens said in his last words to Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Hicks, just before Stevens' cell phone clicked off on the night of Sept. 11.

  • In a newly revealed Sept. 12 e-mail to State Department staffers, a top Middle Eastern specialist named Elizabeth Jones recalls consulting Libya's ambassador in Washington. Jones wrote: "I told him that the group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists."

  • "The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya," Hicks testified under oath Wednesday. "The only report that our mission made through every channel was that there had been an attack on our consulate. ... No protest."

    In the May 13 issue of Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes carefully documents how Team Obama sanitized the CIA's initial talking points to erase al-Qaida's fingerprints from this attack. A Sept. 14 version of this document stated, "...we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qaida participated in the attack. ... Ansar al-Sharia's Facebook page aims to spread Sharia in Libya and emphasizes the need for jihad to counter what it views as false interpretations of Islam. ..."

    By the time the State Department and White House had whitewashed these talking points, a third version on Sept. 15 blandly explained: "There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations."

    The next day, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday morning talk shows. Relying on these doctored talking points, she told Fox News' Chris Wallace: "What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet." Rice added, "It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States."

    "I was stunned," Hicks testified, when Rice spoke on TV. "My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed." He added that Rice never spoke with him before doing her news interviews, even though -- after Stevens' assassination -- Hicks had become America's top diplomat in Libya.

    Team Obama has hindered Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, as he has tried to solve the Benghazi puzzle.

    Hicks testified that State Department officials ordered that "we were not to be personally interviewed by Congressman Chaffetz." He added that Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Miller, called after he met with Chaffetz. "She was very upset with me," Hicks said. "She delivered a blistering critique of my management style."

    Perhaps because he has failed to toe the Obama line, Hicks testified that "I've been effectively demoted from deputy chief of mission to desk officer."

    So, why this abundance of lies and obstruction?

    An al-Qaida-affiliated terror group targeted an American diplomatic facility and killed four U.S. public servants, including Washington's first ambassador to be murdered on duty since 1979. These facts completely undermined the myth that al-Qaida was in retreat since SEAL Team Six liquidated Osama bin Laden in May 2011. So, Team Obama buried these inconvenient truths beneath a sand dune of lies.

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    Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.


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