No time like the present

BY STAN GOODENOUGH, JERUSALEM WATCHMEN— Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is a done deal – a fait accompli. Headlines about the land grab, described March 19 by NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh-Rasmussen as “the most serious security crisis since the end of the cold war,” are muted, barely there. They’ll soon be gone. Nor is Russia…

Has Criticism of Secretary Kerry been justified?

By RON JAGER— In recent weeks, the level of accusations and counter-clarifications between Israeli Cabinet ministers and White House spokespersons concerning statements made by Secretary of State Kerry seem to be much more emotionally charged even according to Israeli standards. In the latest flare-up, two of Prime Ministers Netanyahu’s Cabinet ministers went even further, lashing…

Remembering the Holocaust in S. Ukraine

By SHELLEY NEESE— While intense anti-government rallies spread throughout Ukraine, the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk refused to let the country’s unrest cloud their recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On 27 January—while President Yanukovych battled with opposition leaders and protestors fortified their barricades—a group of 300 people gathered at the Memory of the Jewish People…