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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


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

Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

German Festival Cancels Scottish Band’s Concert Due to Its BDS Support

A German arts and music festival announced on Wednesday it was cancelling a concert...

Features

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel

JNS.org - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...

World

Trump Backs Down, Signs Order to End Family Separations at US Border

US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber...

Middle East

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its...

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