Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
By:
Robert Wistrich
T he Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya, have been the chief beneficiaries of the collapse of longstanding authoritarian, repressive regimes across North Africa. In Egypt itself, the two largest Islamist groups -- the Brotherhood and the Salafists -- won about three quarters...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
With this year's National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference set to take place at the University of Pennsylvania in early February, it's important to understand what the BDS movement is all about and what its ultimate goals are. The movement's focus is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it specifically demonizes Israel while propagating the notion of Palestinian victimhood in order to...
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In 1887, just months after the Statue of Liberty extended her torch to welcome immigrants to America, the Jewish Exponent was launching what would soon become a critical lifeline for the Jewish newcomers finding their way to this region. That's right. The Exponent turns 125 this year, marking a century and a quarter of this community-building enterprise. It served as...
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By:
Mervin J. Hartman
We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has given us a distinct perspective on Middle East affairs. Much has been written about the "moribund" peace process and the Palestinians' attempt to gain recognition at the United Nations. In my view, the peace process is...
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By:
Jason Edelstein
Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum. She reportedly criticized proposed Knesset legislation aimed at curbing foreign funding of Israeli NGOs and gender-segregated bus lines serving haredi Orthodox areas. A couple of weeks later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an op-ed...
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