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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


May 19, 2021 11:02 am
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Israel and Hamas in Their Own Words

Much of the American media establishment and commentariat have adopted the familiar crouch position known as “equivalency.” They include both sides’ latest casualty figures, and...

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...

World

Biden Says He Is Concerned About China’s Moves Around Taiwan

US President Joe Biden on Monday said he was not worried about Taiwan but was concerned about China's actions in the region since House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit...

Israel

Turkey Blasts Israeli Military Action Against Islamists in Gaza

Turkey strongly condemned Israel's military action against Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leading the chorus. Speaking on Sunday ahead of the announcement of a ceasefire...

Middle East

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings as Truce With Palestinians Holds

Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that ended the most serious outbreak of fighting around the volatile Palestinian...

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