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Jerrold L. Sobel
By Jerrold L. Sobel
Contributor residing in the U.S.
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For those of you old enough to remember, during their epic heavyweight battle in 1974 known as the “Rumble in the Jungle,” Muhammad Ali made famous a defensive ploy known as the “Rope-a-Dope.”  Flailing on the ropes, the former boxing great feigned being beaten by then World Heavy Weight Champion George Foreman. (Full Story)
In a democracy whether voting for president of a condominium or president of the United States voters cast their ballots based upon their priority of concerns.  In a condo development issues such as assessments, security, landscape, what color to paint the houses and a superfluity of other issues occupy homeowners mind before voting for a board president. (Full Story)
You could cut the hostility with a knife.  The stares, the disdain, the occasional expectoration as our group passed a cadre of Arabs as we journeyed down the narrow streets of the old city.  Jerusalem, the ancient capital of the Jewish people is a beautiful place to visit if you’re willing to watch your guard at all times.  As my fiance and I were soon to find out, violence can erupt at any time. (Full Story)
This past week 74 House Democrats sent President Obama a letter urging continued pressure on Israel to adhere to a two state resolution of the Middle East conflict.  However, public record brings into question the sincerity of the authors.
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Back on New Years Day of this year, I wrote an article, “Jonathan Pollard: Revisited Again and again,” the third of three articles I had written about Jonathan Pollard and the wrongful sentence he received for the crime he committed.   (Full Story)
If you do a search on google, along with predispositions, you’ll find more than 20 medical diseases affiliated with aberrant genes possessed within a segment of the Jewish people.  One which is omitted but equally malicious is Jewish anti-Semitism.  (Full Story)
For the second time in a week, Israeli and Palestinian officials are scheduled to sit down in Amman Jordan, and agree that each sides position on a peace agreement is antithetical to that of the other. (Full Story)
How many of you remember what you were doing 26 years ago, I barely do.  Thank goodness for Google.  Reagan was President, H.W. Bush was his Vice President, we were paying a staggering $1.20 for a gallon of gas and I for one was finding a lot less hair in the shower each morning.  But to Jonathan Pollard, another New Year has come and gone and nothing has changed.  Sad and beaten, deteriorated in health and with no end in sight, Pollard began serving his 27th year in Federal prison this past Nov. (Full Story)
by Jerrold L. Sobel

As this most contentious of political seasons starts to heat up, Republican front runners have each taken turns rising to the top, come under increased scrutiny, and with the exception of Mitt Romney have fallen back into the pack.  (Full Story)

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