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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

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

University of Cape Town to Hold Final Vote on Academic Boycott of Israel La...

The University of Cape Town, the top-ranking academic institution in Africa, is set to consider enforcing an academic boycott against...

Israel

Israel Says UN Gaza War Crimes Report Biased Against It

Israel said on Thursday a UN report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the...

Middle East

US-Backed Syrian Force Still Battling Islamic State

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battled Islamic State militants holed up in the Baghouz area overnight, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, the SDF said, seeking to defeat the last...

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