Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

It's time to end the very public spat that is tearing at Israeli-U.S. relations. It serves neither country and threatens to derail long-term mutual interests in the Middle East. The alarm bells are ringing in nearly every corner of the American Jewish community as the situation has escalated to crisis mode. The Obama administration was justifiably enraged by the ill-timed...
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The Nature of Anti-Semitic Activities Leads to Misinformation
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Patrick Mascoe
It's that time of year again, when our institutions of higher learning take a week out of their busy schedules to celebrate anti-Semitism. Oh, I know it's officially called "Israel Apartheid Week," and it has been expanded to two weeks, but really, whatever you choose to call it, it's nothing short of absurd. Originally started in 2005 by the Arab...
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Vigilance on Campus: It's Actually Working to Israel's Advantage
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Mitchell Bard
The shouting down of Israel's ambassador at the University of California, Irvine, and the arrival of "Israel Apartheid Week" have yet again drawn attention to the situation on American college campuses. They have provoked the usual anxiety about anti-Semitism, the treatment of Israel and the attitudes of students. Typically, the reactions have been overheated and largely mistaken. Irvine was an...
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Modern Jewry Remains a Delicate Balancing Act Robert Leiter's article (Books & Writers: "Equal, Yet Different," March 4) about the tension between adapting to the majority culture in communities around the world, while also trying to preserve a unique Jewish religious identity, is a subject that has always fascinated me. It explains the peculiarities of American Judaism, in which we...
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One step forward, two steps back. There's no other way to look at the planned resumption of indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Although it's true that direct talks haven't produced much progress in recent years, having U.S. envoy George Mitchell resort to Kissinger-style shuttle diplomacy is one more depressing sign that the current prospects for peace are dim...
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