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Film depicts Israel’s own migrant crisis

This article first appeared on the New Jersey Jewish News website on September 22, 2015. While the world reels at the massive wave of desperate people flooding Europe’s borders, Israel — like its neighbors in the Middle East — has been …

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After Iran Deal Battle, Unity Declared By 53 Jewish Groups

This article first appeared on the Jewish Week website on September 25, 2015. Washington — More than 50 Jewish groups signed a statement saying that despite differences over the Iran nuclear deal, the community was united about the dangers Iran poses. …

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On Iran deal, Biden tells Jews, ‘I promise you it will be enforced’

This article first appeared on the Jewish Journal website on September 9, 2015  If the Jewish community can’t find a way to heal its wounds after the bruising Iran deal battle, it’s not because Joe Biden didn’t try. On Wednesday night, …

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Kenneth Bob’s Letter to the NYT Editor

To the Editor: This misguided and unnecessary bill is only the most recent example of the Israeli government’s profound disregard for the democratic principles upon which the State of Israel was founded. It is impossible to view this bill without …

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Progressive Zionists seek spot in WZC delegation

Reprinted from The Canadian Jewish News The Canadian delegation to the World Zionist Congress (WZC), to be held in Jerusalem in October 2015, should include a strong progressive Zionist voice, maintains Ameinu Canada, an organization formed several years ago that …

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After J Street Rejection, Critics Target Diversity of Conference of Presidents

This article first appeared on the Jewish News Service website on May 4, 2014 Since the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations voted April 30 to reject the membership application of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street, …

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Liberal Pro-Israel Academics Reject Boycotts and Bans on Boycotts

WASHINGTON (JTA) — More than 50 Jewish academics joined an initiative rejecting academic boycotts of Israel as well as legislative attempts to inhibit such boycotts. “Academic boycotts and blacklists are discriminatory per se and undercut the purpose of the academy: …

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Helping Asylum Seekers in Israel is a Zionist Issue

This article was first featured in The Jewish Chronicle— Pittsburgh, PA NEW YORK — With thousands of asylum seekers and their allies demonstrating across Israel, the Jewish state is confronted by a major political and social challenge. But so, too, is …

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Jewish Groups Urge Israel to Review Asylum Practices

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An array of U.S. Jewish groups urged Israel’s government to introduce refugee asylum reforms, saying that a major holding facility was indistinguishable from a jail. The letter sent Wednesday to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

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A New Left View on Israel

A symptom of our dysfunctional times is that political opponents — whether Republicans versus Democrats in Congress or Zionists versus Israel bashers on campuses — not only disagree on fundamental issues, but they also do not even share the same …

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