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Like Oil and Water, Politics and Religion Don’t Mix Well in United States

In the American system of adversarial justice — which you can see any time you want by walking into a courtroom — we rely...

Letters, the Week of May 11, 2017

Omnivores of the World, Unite I found the article about Alex Hershaft both poignant and uplifting, as most stories highlighting Holocaust reflections tend to be,...

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...

Abbas’ Photo Op

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent reception at the White House provided the optics for a new Middle East peace push, even though it does...

A Nation of Wusses? Not a Chance

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Ed Rendell’s famous quip that we’ve become a “nation of wusses.” I’ve seen its truth in the tendency...

Letters, the Week of May 4, 2017

Strike at FPRI Below the Belt I am an acolyte for both ZOA and the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and happened to be in...

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...

Is This Really Happening in NYC?

Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with...