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 Sept. 9, 2010 / 29 Elul, 5770

All us ‘citizens of the world’

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As a candidate for the U.S. presidency, Barack Obama touted himself to foreign audiences as a "citizen of the world."  As President, Mr. Obama is determined to make sure we are such citizens, too.

The President's serial apologies, bowing and pandering to various unsavory international leaders has gained the most notoriety for his policy approach - giving rise to this column's characterization of the "Obama Doctrine" as: "Emboldening our enemies; undermining our friends; and diminishing our country."

More worrisome are myriad other steps largely being taken out of the public eye.  Particularly when such actions are taken together, they will have the effect of institutionalizing the core notion behind Mr. Obama's brand of what his top international lawyer (and prospective future Supreme Court nominee), State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh, calls "transnationalism":  A new world order in which the United States is simply one nation among many, subject to a higher - if utterly unaccountable -  authority.

Many of these changes involve the secular strain of this phenomenon and its holy of holies, the United Nations.  Team Obama has made a point of building up the UN at American expense by: legitimating the organization at every turn; deferring to one lowest-common-denominator consensus after another - no matter how inconsistent they might be with U.S. positions and interests; and joining discredited entities like UNESCO and the Human Rights Council.

For example, as the indispensable investigative reporter Claudia Rosett noted in her Forbes.com column last week, the Obama administration has seen fit to submit "its own special selection of domestic policies and laws for review by the U.N. Human Rights Council, whose 47 members include such tyrannies as Saudi Arabia, Libya, Cuba and China."

Under the quintessential "transie" rubric of creating "a more perfect union" in "a more perfect world," this 29-page report is meant to demonstrate the United States' exemplary role in building transnationalism.  Specifically, Mr. Obama's team evidently hopes the virulently anti-American UN council will weigh in during its scheduled November 5 review of the American human rights record on an internal constitutional matter: Whether the State of Arizona violated such rights by trying to enforce federal immigration law - a step the report notes with barely implied criticism has "generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world."

As Ms. Rosett points out, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wrote Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a sharply worded rebuke, correctly declaring that:  "The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a State of the United States to ‘review' by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional."

Actually, Gov. Brewer, it is quintessential transnationalism.  As a UN official once put it in connection with the need to regulate small arms - another transie agenda item now endorsed by Team Obama - "Americans are citizens of the world just like everybody else," adding that they better get used to it by getting with the program.

There is another strain of transnationalism that is, if anything, even more worrisome than the secular brand so fancied by the UN bureaucrats and their admirers: the global supremacist program cloaked as a religion and known as shariah.  Its adherents have in mind a new world order, too, only theirs will be ruled not by liberal elites and their institutional handmaidens in such garden spots as Turtle Bay, Geneva, Vienna, Brussels and The Hague.  Rather, their goal is a Caliphate, which will govern according to shariah, the law of Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Particularly insidious is the conjoining of these two forces against their common foe: sovereign, free nations led by the United States.  Under the growing influence of the shariah team's voting power and corrupting wealth wielded by the 56-nation (plus the Palestinian Authority) Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Human Rights Council last September voted in favor of an OIC-drafted resolution calling on all UN members to prohibit and criminalize speech that would offend Muslims.

The Obama administration co-sponsored that OIC resolution - putting transnationalism squarely ahead of the constitutional protections of the First Amendment.

We can anticipate that the assorted transnationalists will be even more aggressively working to subject our human rights to the caprice and dictates of their agenda now that 80-year-old George Soros has announced that he is going to "endow organizations I really believe in," starting with a $100 million challenge grant to Human Rights Watch.  In an interview on Tuesday with National Public Radio, Soros was at pains to emphasize the anti-American thrust of his largesse as he repeatedly declared that the United States had "lost the moral high ground" as a result of "the many human rights violations committed by Americans."

Claudia Rosett called to mind in her column the sage words of one of this country's most formidable UN ambassadors, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who understood that, "At the best of times, the U.N. is ‘a dangerous place.'"  Today, it and the world are being made considerably more so for freedom-loving peoples by transnationalists of various kinds and their fellow "citizens of the world," like Barack Hussein Obama.

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JWR contributor Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, heads the Center for Security Policy. Comments by clicking here.


"War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World"  

America has been at war for years, but until now, it has not been clear with whom or precisely for what. And we have not been using the full resources we need to win.

With the publication of War Footing, lead-authored by Frank Gaffney, it not only becomes clear who the enemy is and how high the stakes are, but also exactly how we can prevail.

War Footing shows that we are engaged in nothing less than a War for the Free World. This is a fight to the death with Islamofascists, Muslim extremists driven by a totalitarian political ideology that, like Nazism or Communism before it, is determined to destroy freedom and the people who love it. Sales help fund JWR.

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