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Ducey: Why Arizona Needs More College Grads

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Politics, Top Stories

Doug Ducey Arizona Republic I’m honored to be governor of Arizona, but today I’m writing not just as an elected official, but as a husband and father. Like you, I care deeply about the future success of all children in our state. As parents, we all want the best for our children. Some aspire to […]

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Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 9:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Janet Levy  Today, institutional slavery conjures images of pre-Civil War Southern ownership of African slaves.  However, slavery is an ancient practice dating from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as early Amer-Indian empires in Mexico and Central America.  It was also well established and ideologically sanctioned in the Muslim world from the days of […]

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From Israel: Friends, Foes, and More Archaeological Evidence of Jews in Ancient Israel

Posted: September 14, 2016 at 11:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner Before I get to the malice, which sure stares us in the face, let’s start with some good news, which sets matters into a very broad context. This week, the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem unveiled an enormously exciting new exhibit – “In the Valley of David and Goliath” – that features […]

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From Israel: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Crazy…Plus the U.S. Election

Posted: September 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

By Arlene Kushner So, we start with the good. More exciting archeological news: There is a project called the Temple Mount sifting project.  It was founded in 2004, byarchaeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira in response to the horrendous removal of tons of earth from the Temple Mount by the Islamic Waqf in 1999.  […]

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Trump’s Military Plan and Endorsement from 88 Retired Military Leaders

Posted: September 12, 2016 at 10:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Donna Garner 9.7.16 FoxNews:  TRUMP’S PLAN TO BOOST U. S. MILITARY Excerpts from this article: Asking military generals to present a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS, immediately after taking office Asking Congress to eliminate the defense sequester Building an active Army of about 540,000 Building a Marine Corps based on 36 […]

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From Israel: Striking a Balance

Posted: September 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner When last I wrote, I spoke about light behind the shadows and looking ahead to what is possible – what good may be on the way.  I meant every word, and will continue to seek the light. However, I am not a Pollyanna and I don’t for a moment intend to suggest […]

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From Israel: To Be Visionaries

Posted: August 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Arlene Kushner It is almost two weeks now since we observed Tisha B’Av, marking the destruction of the Temples and a number of other tragedies that have befallen our people at this time on the calendar. We did the mourning: fasting… reading Eicha (Lamentations) while sitting on the floor…chanting of Kinot (dirges, sad poems). […]

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