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    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…
    Sep18

    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…

    We have not been good at differentiating between Russia as a country, the Russian people and Vladimir Putin. Russian society as a whole has been kidnapped by its president. Mr.Putin could be congratulated for the swiftness of action, but he knows it is not that difficult to kidnap a physically frail, mentally vulnerable society, which has been...

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support
    Sep18

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. Congress for lethal and non-lethal military aid, more sanctions and a special security status on Thursday during a visit to Washington to bolster U.S. support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Voice of...

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?
    Sep18

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

    Exterior, top, and interior shots of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg opening this weekend. (Flickr) TORONTO (JTA) — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a...

    Ukraine leader warns US that Russia is global threat
    Sep18

    Ukraine leader warns US that Russia is global threat

    Washington (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that Russia had put world security in peril, ahead of White House talks rich in symbolism but likely to dim Kiev’s hopes for US security guarantees.As an eastern European leader defying Russian President Putin, Poroshenko enjoyed a gushing reception on Capitol...

    Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again
    Sep18

    Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again

    As newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington and addresses Congress, the United States has a second chance to help Ukraine continue its evolution as a free and vital bridge between Russia and the West. I say second chance, because we missed the first time when it might have averted the painful conflict which has ensued....

    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia
    Sep18

    Ukraine Leader Urges Congress to Arm His Soldiers Against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine addressed a joint session of Congress and sought advanced weaponry to fend off what he called an ongoing invasion by Russian forces. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force
    Sep18

    NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

    Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, the highest-ranking U.S. civilian at NATO, told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a symposium in Poland that military planners were now “working seven days a week” to finalize details of the force. Ukraine is not a NATO member and not directly under its defense umbrella, but three...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep18

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks Congress For $46 Million, Meets with Obama Amid Ukraine Crisis

    President Barack Obama is expected to announce Thursday a $46 million strategic aid package for Ukraine amid its battle with pro-Russian separatists, according to the Associated Press. The package will reportedly be announced during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is in Washington to plead for help and draw further...

    Ukraine’s President Just Made A Passionate Plea To Congress
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s President Just Made A Passionate Plea To Congress

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday and pleaded for ramped-up military assistance in a war he said belonged to America and Europe as well as Ukraine. “This is Europe’s and America’s war too. It is a war for the free world,” Poroshenko told Congress in a speech on the floor...

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year
    Sep18

    5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year

    Demonstrators rally outside the Israeli consulate in Manhattan to express solidarity with three Israeli teens who were abducted in the West Bank, June 16, 2014. (Miriam Moster/JTA) September 2013 The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for...