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Trump Crisis Shouldn’t Mask New Opportunities for Middle East Peace

By Ben Cohen By any standards, last week was an extraordinary one for U.S.-Israel relations — and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived...

Hubris and the ‘New’ Hamas

By Jonathan S. Tobin President Donald Trump’s optimism about Middle East peace might be justified. Perhaps Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ pledge that he will...

Jewish Sensitivity Demands Securing U.S. Borders

By Valerie Leiser Greenfeld I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as,...

Europe Seeking to Take Home the Startup Nation Called Israel

By Sherwin Pomerantz Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s...

Can Trump Survive Abbas?

By Ben Cohen There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of...

No Justification for High School Assignment Debating Genocide

By Liza Wiemer In a series of serendipitous events on April 4, two 17-year-olds, Jordan April and Archer Schurtliff, became my heroes. Upon arriving in Oswego,...

The Washington Post’s Jewish Home Fixation

By Sean Durns The Washington Post reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict has become increasingly lopsided. The Post, with seemingly greater frequency, omits Palestinian rejection of...

To Respond to the Crackdown on Immigrants, Start by Listening to Immigrant Leaders

By Rabbi Michael Ramberg Jews everywhere, myself included, have been horrified to see the beginnings of a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which threatens to shatter...

Think Tank’s Hosting of PLO Rep a Grave Assault on Liberty

By Steve Feldman, Lee Bender and Kevin Ross The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a Philadelphia-based think tank, hosted Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation...

Throughout the Years, a Community’s Support Has Stayed Constant

By Bud Newman Today, as Jewish community members living in Greater Philadelphia, we have hundreds of ways every hour to receive news related to our...