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Libel Terrorism

If there is anything that rivals the insidiousness of the Saudi regime, it is the blatant assault that the Saudis have made on our own precious first amendment rights, particularly our freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This is what is sometimes referred to as “libel terrorism” or “libel tourism” .

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Tisha B’Av 2009

I generally do not use this space for spiritual musings. However, this past Thursday marked Tisha B’Av, the ninth of the Jewish month of Av. This is a date on the Jewish calendar that my people commemorate not only the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE and the Second Temple in 70 CE, but all of the tragic and horrible ensuing events that have befallen our people in our long and sorry history.

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Matters of Trust

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved”
—George MacDonald

From the commitments exchanged between a man and his wife, to those that are exchanged between nations, trust is the cement that adheres all human relationships together.

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Missiles, Bombs and Tweets

“Dictatorial regimes and their behavior are a phenomenon that must be confronted constantly… It is very important to explain and stress over and over again that people fighting for human rights are not doing this just for themselves, but they are opposing the humiliation of individuals wherever they may be”—-Vaclav Havel, Former Czech President

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