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Lawrence J. Siskind is a San Francisco attorney, who blogs on issues of politics, foreign policy, law, and culture, at ToPutItBluntly.com.

ARTICLES BY: Lawrence J. Siskind


September 4, 2018 1:26 pm
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The Shame of Louis Farrakhan

It was distressing -- in fact, disgusting -- to see Aretha Franklin's funeral stained by the presence of Louis Farrakhan. He was not just present,...

January 8, 2018 4:14 pm
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The US at the UN: Time to Go, or Time for a Time-Out?

Just before the UN General Assembly voted to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Ambassador Nikki Haley said: “I've often wondered why, in...

July 13, 2016 3:37 am
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How Israel Has Made ‘Never Again’ a Reality

The world marked two events of great importance to the Jewish people during July 4th weekend. The first was the death of Elie Wiesel. The...

December 14, 2015 5:48 am
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We Must Take a Page From Israel and Fight Back During Terror Attacks

The French government has issued a poster designed to prepare its citizens against terrorist attacks. It urges: “escape, hide, alert.” The City of Houston has issued a video dealing with the same subject....

August 27, 2015 6:32 am
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The Historical Precedents for the Iran Nuclear Deal (PARODY)

On October 5, 2014, a huge orange fireball illuminated Tehran. The explosion took place at Parchin, an Iranian military installation used for testing nuclear weapon triggers. Windows...

February 19, 2015 8:37 am
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Stephen Hawking, BDS, and Why Geniuses Can Be Dumb

Watching The Theory of Everything, the film about Stephen Hawking, one wonders: why do geniuses behave like jerks? In May 2013, Hawking, after initially accepting an invitation...

October 28, 2014 7:17 am
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Diversity and Jewish History

Silicon Valley has a "diversity problem." According to a New York Times editorial, most Silicon Valley employees are white and Asian men. "Among technical employees," the...

September 9, 2014 6:21 am
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Why They Behead Us

Daniel Pearl. Nicholas Berg. James Foley. Steven Sotloff. Four American noncombatants have been beheaded by Islamic fanatics, and the videos of their murders brazenly circulated over...

August 26, 2014 11:18 am
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What Barack Obama Can Learn from Richard Nixon on Israel and Foreign Policy

Richard Nixon and Barack Obama are rarely compared.  But the way these two presidents have dealt with crises in the Middle East provides instructive contrasts...

December 31, 2013 11:32 am
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The Case for Jonathan Pollard’s Release

In November 1985, a short, bespectacled Navy civilian researcher, with a history of erratic behavior and drug use, was stopped by FBI agents on his...

Culture

Famed Boxer Many Pacquiao Speaks Hebrew, Talks Judaism in Meeting With Jewish Travel Vlogger

A Jewish travel vlogger met with legendary professional Filipino boxer Manny...

‘Miracle Team Israel:’ On the Road to Competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JNS.org - When the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, baseball...

International Judo Federation Gives Iran the Chop

JNS.org - The International Judo Federation (IJF) declared on Wednesday that Iran is forbidden from participating in any future judo...

Features

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best friends wanted to hold events...

Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit

JNS.org - Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director...

World

New American UN Envoy Reiterates US Support for Israel, Says Jewish State &...

The new US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, reiterated American support for Israel at a monthly Security Council meeting...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Clings to Power as Coalition Talks Loom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes...

Middle East

Yemeni Houthis Accuse Saudi-Led Coalition of ‘Dangerous Escalation...

The Yemeni Houthi movement on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of a dangerously escalation of the situation around Hodeidah after...

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