Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Dr. Harold Rhode: Israel ‘On Its Own’ When It Comes to Obama

By Eliran Aharon  First Publish: 7/6/2015, 11:07 PM On a visit to Israel this week, Dr. Harold Rhode, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York’s Gatestone Institute discussed several of the burning issues in the Middle East today. Dr. Rhode is well qualified to comment on these matters; a former Advisor on Islamic Affairs in the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Rhode traces his career in […]

Eulogy by Dr. Yagil Henkin, Military Historian and Lecturer at the IDF Command and Staff College, for his brother Rabbi Eitam Henkin

I want to tell you a little bit about Eitam. Eitam was a jokester. I know it’s surprising to say this at a funeral, and all the more so, about a rabbi and scholar who was headed for greatness, but he was a jokester, and that’s a good thing. If you want to be serious, you should also be able from time to time to make fun of […]

Fatah unit claims responsibility for murder of Israeli couple

(Over the years, JTA has hesitated to report what the Palestinian Authority conveys . Not this time.- David Bedein) A cell affiliated with Fatah’s armed wing assumed responsibility for the murder of an Israeli couple near the West Bank settlement of Itamar. The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, announced on Friday that its men on Thursday night opened fire on the […]

Financial Reform Newsletter – October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 If you loved bailing out AIG ($182 billion plus) and so many other reckless financial firms in 2008, then root for MetLife to win its lawsuit against the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of it as systemically significant: October 1st marked the fifth anniversary of the first meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the country’s only early warning systemfor systemic threats posed to […]

The End of Our Financial Illusions By SIMON JOHNSON APRIL 17, 2014

Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is the Ronald A. Kurtz professor of entrepreneurship at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and co-author of “White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You.” The global financial crisis that broke out following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 was a big shock. This is literally true in […]

Bernanke: Wall St execs should have gone to jail for crisis

Monday October 05, 2015 09:47 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession. Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms in the wake of the economic meltdown that was in large part […]