Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
One of the most disturbing elements of the rise in anti-Semitism around the world has been the fact that supposedly philanthropic nongovernmental organizations have been among the factors that helped stoke hate against Israel and Jews. The most egregious example of this was at the U.N.-sponsored international conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001, which provided...
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When your mission is the vital task of absorbing immigrants to Israel, budget shortfalls can't stop you from doing your job. That's the position the Jewish Agency for Israel has found itself in recent years as allocations from its traditional funders -- Jewish federations -- have diminished. The reason for that is simple. Federations must provide local services for the...
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Donors met this week in Paris to hold yet another fundraiser for the bankrupt Palestinian Authority. While many philanthropies say that fundraising is down this year, the Palestinians have no such worries. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas' tin cup was filled with a record $7.4 billion in pledges, including $555 million from the representatives of American taxpayers. The donors (it should...
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Last week's release of a new National Intelligence Estimate about Iran's nuclear-weapons research had the effect of a bomb exploding in official circles in Washington, D.C. Given the fact that much of the foreign policy of the Bush administration was based on a belief in the reality of an Iranian effort to gain nuclear capability, the report's claim that Tehran...
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Almost a year ago, in the Dec. 21, 2006 issue, the Jewish Exponent ran a profile of a local artist named Luc Sonnet, who had recently performed a digital-art exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there was a problem with that story: Though the art in question was real, the man's name was not. What's more, parts of the...
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