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  • 3 short notes from NY: Iran, US-Israel, Israel-Diaspora

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    I spent the week in the US, discussing the “triangle” – The US, Israel, and the Jews – at a JPPI brainstorming conference and in several other meetings. Here are a couple of quick thoughts on things that were discussed and their implications:

    Iran: accept or fight to the (bitter)...

  • New York notes: Is honesty the best policy with American-Israelis?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    A small group of Israelis who live in the US gathered on Sunday afternoon for a long, open, and sobering conversation about their future in the US. There are hundreds of thousands of such Israelis – 600 to 700 hundred thousand according to most estimations. Many of them came to the...

  • Does Taglit make you right-wing? No! (And yes.)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 31, 2015 | 4:00 am

    I’ve been meaning to write about a (relatively) new study concerning Taglit-Birthright for quite some time, but other things – elections, Iran, Netanyahu, Congress – prevented me from finding the time to write and the timing to post something about the study. Still, it is a timely...

  • Do you have a better plan for the Jews of Europe?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 23, 2015 | 1:11 am

    Should the Jews of Europe pack up and leave? Should they move to Israel? To other countries? As the debate is heating up – with commentators and leaders, right, left, and center, all expressing opinions that often seem to coincide with other political preferences –  it’s important...

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  • Does Netanyahu represent “the entire Jewish people”? An attempt at having a dispassionate discussion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2015 | 3:54 am

    Two weeks ago, I attempted to have a dispassionate discussion about Netanyahu's decision to go to Congress. This is not an easy task when the public discourse is saturated deep in political biases and manipulated by spin masters of all sides. Today I am going to once again try to...

  • L.A. Exchange aims to spur Green campaign in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    What Sagit Rogenstein remembers most about her first trip to an Israeli beach is the signs warning swimmers of the sewage in the sea.

    "In Hebrew," recalled the San Fernando Valley native who at the time was an exchange student at Tel Aviv University, "they had a word for 'pieces of...

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