Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
In recent weeks, developments in the Middle East and an alarming report of the International Atomic Energy Agency concentrated the world's attention on Iran's push to develop nuclear weapons. But on Dec. 19 -- nine days after international Human Rights Day -- the United Nations General Assembly reminded the world of another problematic dimension of the Iranian regime -- treatment...
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In 1887, just months after the Statue of Liberty extended her torch to welcome immigrants to America, the Jewish Exponent was launching what would soon become a critical lifeline for the Jewish newcomers finding their way to this region. That's right. The Exponent turns 125 this year, marking a century and a quarter of this community-building enterprise. It served as...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
With this year's National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference set to take place at the University of Pennsylvania in early February, it's important to understand what the BDS movement is all about and what its ultimate goals are. The movement's focus is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it specifically demonizes Israel while propagating the notion of Palestinian victimhood in order to...
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By:
Jason Edelstein
Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum. She reportedly criticized proposed Knesset legislation aimed at curbing foreign funding of Israeli NGOs and gender-segregated bus lines serving haredi Orthodox areas. A couple of weeks later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an op-ed...
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By:
Mervin J. Hartman
We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has given us a distinct perspective on Middle East affairs. Much has been written about the "moribund" peace process and the Palestinians' attempt to gain recognition at the United Nations. In my view, the peace process is...
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