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A New Year for trees, Israeli and Palestinian

by Alan Elsner

6 hours ago

Olives still on the tree. Image via Shutterstock.com

Feeling discouraged about the current direction of Israeli politics, I was looking for another way of expressing my love for Israel when I hit on the idea of organizing a Tu B’Shevat... read full article

  • Walking in, and then out of a concentration camp

    by Eliana Rudee

    7 hours ago

    How does one walk into a concentration camp, treading hallowed ground that bears witness to tragedy of unparalleled magnitude? Where the green grass belies what happened there. Where just outside the camp, people go about their daily business. Where the atrocities committed there...

  • ‘All Jews must leave France’ —Really?

    by Joel Bertet

    1 day ago

    Did the English leave England during WWII or did they head Winston Churchill’s words “NEVER NEVER NEVER Give in?”

    Did French Jews emerge from the ashes of the Holocaust to rebuild in France now to be finally purged from France by Islamists? 

    90,000 French Jews murdered in the...

  • War on campus

    by Ken Stern and Cary Nelson

    4 days ago

    The spring semester on American campuses is beginning. On some campuses anti-Israel groups will be preparing for another round of the so-called Israel Apartheid Week, which will unfold as the aftershocks of this past summer’s Israel-Hamas war are still being felt. 

    Back in August...

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  • John Boehner’s crude interference in the Israeli elections or: If you can’t win in Jerusalem, try Paris or Washington

    By Michael Berenbaum

    5 days ago

    The invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress on the question of Iran is a crude interference in Israeli election politics.

    The speech, scheduled for early March, but a fortnight before the...

  • Bombing the death camps during World War II

    by Myron Kayton

    6 days ago

    Every decade, someone indignantly tells us that the United States and Britain should have bombed the rail lines at Auschwitz and other death camps during World War II. They imagine modern GPS-guided bombs that are accurate enough to enter a window. They think World War II bombs had...

  • What we talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism

    by William Noah Glucroft

    6 days ago

    In summer 2014, Muslims attacked Jewish sites in Paris in connection to Israel’s bombing of Gaza. This month, the French Jews killed in Hyper Cacher were buried in Israel.

    What links these two events? Fear-based politics desperate to have us believe it’s still 1938 — a...

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