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  • Islam navigates the shoals of extremism

    June 27, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Which is the more serious problem today: Islamic extremism or anti-Islamic bigotry?

    The latest contribution to this debate comes from The Nation, the leading magazine of America’s left, in its current special edition on “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic.” Its...

  • Zionism: The great Jewish ethical project

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 16, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    I recall the time when, living in Israel, I stood with more than 100,000 Israelis as a link in a human chain. Our purpose that day in the desert was to spread a message of hope, peace, and solidarity. For me and my Jewish identity, this event was particularly formative. For too long,...

  • European Jewish, Muslim leaders denounce extremism

    May 10, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Jewish and Muslim leaders in several European countries are joining to denounce the rise of far-right extremist groups in their countries.

    In a monthlong initiative co-sponsored by the European Jewish Congress, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the Muslim Jewish Conference,...

  • Russia moves to ban ‘South Park’ for religious extremism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 8, 2008 | 3:38 pm

    Well, The God Blog better not relocate to Russia.

    In addition to being a generally awful nation straddling the line between European democracy and despotic oligarchy, Russia began proceedings today to ban “South Park.” Not only would I have nothing to watch on TV late at night,...

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  • Dateline Davos: Israelis and Palestinians make their voices heard

    By Stephanie L. Freid

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Each one of us needs to understand our power and our responsibility, and take action by asking: What am I willing to do to end the conflict?" That statement was made in a video clip featuring young Palestinians and Israelis presented at the World Economic Conference in Davos,...
  • Olmert goes to China; Hezbollah is back; Euro righties caucus; Jews get blamed again

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Goes to China

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...

  • Controversial Muslim leader Hathout gets award despite opposition

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated...

  • Indifference Enables Moscow Shul Attack

    By Lev Krichevsky

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have blamed Russian authorities, law enforcement agencies and societal attitudes for the Jan. 11 stabbing attack at a Moscow synagogue, saying that the authorities have not responded properly to previous anti-Semitic and hate incidents.

    "The entire world has seen what...

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