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Why doesn’t the world seem to care when Christians die?

By Rob Eshman

1 week ago

A house in the Iraqi city of Mosul is tagged with the letter “Noon,” the first letter of the word “Nasara,” an Arabic term for Christians. Photo AFP/Newscom

When Jews are killed, we make sure the world knows. When Palestinians are killed, the Web explodes. So why is it that when Christians are murdered and persecuted en masse, no one seems to... read full article

  • Social media fights my Gaza war

    by Susan Shapiro

    1 week ago

    As a feature journalism teacher for 21 years, I’ve helped students of all backgrounds craft and publish powerful personal pieces that often rallied against racism, homophobia and Islamophobia. So during the month-long Israel/Gaza war, when an Egyptian-American guy who’d aced my...

  • Breaking point: Time for Israel and the US to start seeing other people

    by Gidon BenZvi

    1 week ago

    The US administration has halted a shipment of Hellfire aerial anti-armor missiles to Israel, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.

    Not since the early 1980s, when the Reagan administration withheld delivery of promised F-16 fighter planes, as...

  • Responsibility without fault in Gaza: A challenge for American Jews

    By Jonathan Zasloff

    1 week ago

    Consider this scenario: a wanted international terrorist is fleeing law enforcement and seizes your house. (You are away at the time, fortunately.) The Army surrounds the house but the terrorist is well armed, as terrorists are wont to be: sending in troops would mean severe...

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  • After the fog of war: An early assessment of the Israel-Gaza conflict

    By Michael Berenbaum

    1 week ago

    It is far too early to assess the impact of the latest war in Gaza, but still some preliminary thoughts are in order:

    Anti-Semitism panic

    Judging by what I have been reading in the press blogs and emails, it seems as if many Jews are in a panic about the rise in anti-Semitism....

  • Wanna kill me? Take a number

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    1 week ago

    My friend Alain Azria gave me a puzzled look when I told him, with some indignation and disbelief in my voice, that I had just heard talk of killing Jews at an unauthorized anti-Israel demonstration last month in Paris.

    A young black man with a Parisian accent told a dozen...

  • Hope must once again conquer “The Rabin Square”

    by Tomer Lotan

    1 week ago

    It now seems as if thousands of light years have passed between the summer of 2011 and the summer of 2014. It is hard to believe that the same “city square”, once an open arena for hopeful debates involving social issues and reform, has now recently become an arena of confrontation...

  • Standing up for Israel on campus

    By Judea Pearl

    1 week ago

    It’s going to be a tough year on campus.

    Anti-Israel rallies nationwide indicate that the atmosphere has turned toxic for all of us who love and support Israel.

    But from many conversations with my university colleagues, I know that, despite what we see and read in the media,...

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