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Oct 5, 2019, 12:29 AM
A Letter to Fellow American Jews about the Humanitarian Crisis on our Border
Two weeks ago, we, the undersigned, returned from an intensive three-day fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border. Our goal was to better understand the factors driving the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border and to advocate more effectively for...
Jan 5, 2016, 3:36 PM
The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of
It's the anti-Israel trend you've never heard of and it's being taught at a campus near you
Jul 31, 2014, 5:21 PM
How “shameful” were the fatalities at the UN school in Gaza?
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday spoke out against the carnage at a UN school in Gaza that occurred the day before. "Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” he stated. Whenever innocent people are killed, especially children, we...
Jul 29, 2014, 9:55 PM
Four questions you should ask before believing Israel committed an atrocity
Yesterday I recoiled at an episode of HuffPost Live on the situation in Gaza. Like so much of the reporting and commentary, the discussion was replete with snap moral judgments on Israel’s conduct in war seemingly based on horrific...
Jul 22, 2014, 3:16 AM
Support for a two state solution does not mean peace now
American Jewish leaders want a Palestinian state, but see clearly the looming dangers
Feb 11, 2014, 2:18 PM
How to support Israel on the postmodern campus
Those of us who went to college in the 1960s, 70s and 80s might remember campus as a battleground of ideologies and ideas. When we see video footage of a rancorous anti-Israel demonstration, we might assume that campus hasn’t...
Jan 29, 2014, 6:01 PM
Israel then and now
I just returned from another amazing trip to Israel, this time on Israel Uncovered, The David Project’s mission to Israel with student leaders from across the country. It’s probably my 30th or so visit since I first came to...
Aug 7, 2012, 6:55 PM
Election Rhetoric Aside, Maintaining a Pro-Israel America is a Two Party Endeavor
I was recently standing in line at a pro-Israel event when a woman, wearing a Romney for President button, turned to me in disgust and said, “Can you believe that many of these people (Jewish supporters of Israel) continue...
Aug 1, 2012, 5:20 AM
For Americans, Israel is a country — not a cause
A friend in Israel recently handed me a copy of "After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the '90s," a book that offers strategies, including marketing concepts, for changing popular culture from...
Jul 10, 2012, 1:46 PM
Throwing shoes and making peace
A video of a Jordanian talk show gone bad was making its rounds on social media last week. A Jordanian Member of Parliament, Mohammed Shawabka, feeling insulted by the opposing guest, threw his shoe at the offender and pulled a gun....
David Bernstein is president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative voice of the Jewish community relations movement. Follow him on Twitter.